Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Charli Scott and Charlie Hebdo - Street Art


This sign or mural is bittersweet to me. I’m pretty sure it was a happy birthday greeting to Charli Scott, since the date of the picture is 11/25/13 and Charli Scott’s birthday is 11/29. The reason it’s bittersweet is because Charli Scott disappeared a few months later, in February 2014, and she was pregnant. As the months wore on, and the searches proved futile, the unsolved mystery of Charli Scott’s disappearance haunted the Maui community. It’s a small island, and this kind of crime or foul play is not common. Finally, in June of 2016, Charli Scott’s remains were discovered. Her boyfriend was found guilty of murder.   


This next mural at the Hookipa WWII pillbox was painted around March 4, 2014, the date of this photo.  Her family and friends loved her, as you can see by all the hearts. By this time, Charli Scott and her unborn child were missing for a few weeks. By this time, it was too late to save her. I've been thinking a lot of Charli Scott lately - and one of the books I read, The Intention Experiment, suggests that you can send healing energy and love across time, or back in time, so if you are so moved, feel free to send her a prayer through time.


This last mural at the Hookipa pillbox was painted 1/12/15 after the terrorist attack and killing of 12 people in the office of Charlie Hebdo, a satirical magazine in France. Around the world, people in solidarity with the victims, proclaimed “Je suis Charlie.” By the way, you'll see an earlier version of this street art in the blog post for the letter F in this series.


My theme 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.

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