Talented Female Artist Raising Awareness to Protect Whales.
Peggy Oki, founder and coordinator of The Origami Whale Project (OWP), is an all-around impressive female skateboarder, surfer, entrepreneur, artist and environmental activist dedicated to the protection of marine mammals. In 2004 Peggy initiated the Origami Whale Project in response to the urgent need to raise awareness concerning the ever-increasing threat by whaling nations towards the return of commercial whaling. With small local beginnings and growing to global participation, Peggy leads with compassion and gratitude, inspiring collaborators, volunteers and classroom students to join her in this effort. Since its inception, thousands of paper origami whales have been folded in proportion to the growing estimated number of whales that continue to be slaughtered by nations such as Japan, Iceland & Norway. Click on the link below to view her beautiful paintings of our marine mammal friends or to get involved in this very important cause.