Thursday, April 27, 2017

World Peace, Water, and Wild - Street Art and Signs

World Peace stenciled on a wall in Pukalani, in Upcountry Maui.
Martin Luther King quote: "I have decided to stick with love. Hate is too great a burden to bear." This world peace sign was painted in the parking lot in Paia in February 2015. The parking lot wall was often painted with graffiti, signs, and political messages.
Defend the Sacred, Water is Life. No DAPL - Dakota Access Pipeline. This street art refers to the protest at Standing Rock. Photo taken 9/9/16 at the Hookipa pillbox.
Wild at heart. Photo taken 7/21/16 at the Hookipa pillbox.


My theme this year is “Signs, Stickers, Street Art, and Graffiti on Maui.” As a departure from my A to Z Challenge posts in previous years, the blog posts have been very short. To read more about my theme and how I interpreted it, visit here.

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Many of these photos depict a structure from WWII, a concrete building that used to be an old communications station. It’s visible from the highway near Hookipa, a famous windsurfing spot.  Although the pillbox is located on private land, it has become something of a community message board, and is painted and repainted with greetings, signs, random pictures and graffiti. I think of it as the Hookipa pillbox – if you google “WWII pillbox, ” you’ll see similar structures.
 
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Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Valentine's Day, Vote, and V for Vendetta - Street Art

Valentine's Day event announcement painted at the Hookipa pillbox prior to 2/14/16. The side ways "Charli was here," referring to Charli Scott's disappearance.
Happy Valentine's Day Hunnie Buns. The side says, "I love u mom" Painted at the Hookipa pillbox 2/15/12.
Valentine's Day decorated tree stump in memory of Devon King. This tree stump is located near the Kahului Library.
Vote to protect the aina. Aina is land in Hawaiian. It's pronounced "Eye-nah." This photo was taken 11/15/14, the year that the GMO moratorium was placed on the Maui County ballot.
More street art opposing GMOs and supporting a moratorium on GMOs in Maui County. Photo taken 8/11/14. Keiki is children in Hawaiian and is pronounced, "Kay-kee."
V for Vendetta. Did anyone see that film? This photo was taken 1/16/14 at the Hookipa pillbox.


Ok, posted more than 3 pics again. My theme this year is “Signs, Stickers, Street Art, and Graffiti on Maui.” As a departure from my A to Z Challenge posts in previous years, the blog posts will be very short. To read more about my theme and how I interpreted it, visit here


Many of these photos depict a structure from WWII, a concrete building that used to be an old communications station. It’s visible from the highway near Hookipa, a famous windsurfing spot.  Although the pillbox is located on private land, it has become something of a community message board, and is painted and repainted with greetings, signs, random pictures and graffiti. I think of it as the Hookipa pillbox – if you google “WWII pillbox, ” you’ll see similar structures.
 
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Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Unknown, Underwear and Unicorn - Street Art (and Upcountry Mailboxes)

Unknown, mysterious symbol painted at the Hookipa pillbox. It's not an astrological sign. I looked through a book of symbolism and couldn't find this symbol. Any ideas? Photo taken 5/1/16 Update: Hurray! Sara Snider commented below that this is the Prince symbol, what Prince changed his name too. And it's also Unpronounceable. LOL. Did anyone else know what it was?

Another unknown symbol. TP and IN. Or T, P and IN. Any thoughts? Pic taken 9/13/13.

For a change of pace, this was a painted coconut at the beach, and hung up high from a kiawe tree. And it's underwear! Why???? Another unknown story. A practical joke?
On the surface, a yin yang sign, but underneath there is a unicorn. This street art refers to Charli Scott who went missing. On the side is written: "She's a unicorn among beasts." 


Entertaining upcountry mailboxes. Upcountry Maui is a state of mind as well as a place. My favorite is "Here lies a stranger shot while stealing mail."

My theme this year is “Signs, Stickers, Street Art, and Graffiti on Maui.” As a departure from my A to Z Challenge posts in previous years, the blog posts will be very short. To read more about my theme and how I interpreted it, visit here


Many of my photos depict a structure from WWII, a concrete building that used to be an old communications station. It’s visible from the highway near Hookipa, a famous windsurfing spot.  Although the pillbox is located on private land, it has become something of a community message board, and is painted and repainted with greetings, signs, random pictures and graffiti. I think of it as the Hookipa pillbox – if you google “WWII pillbox, ” you’ll see similar structures.

If you are participating in the A to Z Challenge, please use either Disqus or Facebook to comment below. Please include your link so that I can visit you back, and I will try to check my spam folder as well.

Visit more posts in the Archives. If you enjoy this post, consider signing up for a monthly-ish newsletter for insider tidbits about Maui.