Liberty by Christina Salazar
Sea Turtle Location: Beach Resort South Padre Island
I was made to commemorate the fallen and current first responders, including our military. The United States flag was incorporated to remind us all, we must continue to stand united and behind those first responders and military who have sacrificed their lives and that of their families, they leave behind.
DID YOU KNOW?
Seven species of sea turtles inhabit the world’s oceans: Kemp’s ridley, olive ridley, hawksbill, loggerhead, green, leatherback , and flatback. Each species inhabits U.S. waters with the exception of the flatback sea turtle.
All species are protected under the Endangered Species Act (ESA). To this day, no species has recovered enough to be completely removed from the ESA and some populations continue to decline.
Sea turtle information provided by Sea Turtle, Inc.
Meet the Artist
Christina Salazar was born and raised in Port Isabel, TX. Salazar began to take an interest in the arts at the young age of 4 and painting in 2004. She went on to pursue a Studio Art degree at the University of Texas Brownsville, and the Glassell School of Art in Houston. She won “Best of Show” at the 2006 University of Texas Brownsville student juried art show, as well as placing at the Brownsville Museum of Fine Arts 2006 International Art Show.
Christina has since been featured in several magazines articles, television shows, exhibitions, donated art to several charities, fundraisers, murals and produced public art in her community, as well as reside on several boards for the art community.
Christina's bold and colorful patterns are her signature. She uses an array of mediums, chalk pastel, painting, spray paint, mixed media, drawing, etc. Christina is also one of three official Muralist for Sea Turtle, Inc.