Wyland’s Whaling Wall
The Whaling Wall is part of artist Wyland’s contribution to walls around the country. The Whaling Wall is featured at the South Padre Island Convention Centre and it’s located on the north end of the Island, approximately four miles north of the causeway.
The title of Wyland’s Whaling Wall #53 is “Orcas off the Gulf of Mexico”. This magnificent mural takes up three sides of the convention center’s walls. Wyland’s purpose in painting these murals is to raise awareness to the dangers that these marine mammals face.
Robert Wyland the artist was born in Detroit in the mid 1950’s. He has become famous painting enormous outdoor murals of marine life on buildings throughout the nation.