|Asking Emily to the prom, a question painted on the Hookipa pillbox. Dated 3/11/16.|
|Flowers and questions. This is the painting above, altered by another artist a week later.|
|A quiet mind is all you need. This moment contains all moments. This sign was painted at the Hookipa pillbox. Photo date: 8/3/13. The side says: When all else fails... which referred to Maui's ham radio club, and their mural that was painted over.|
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 are 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 a military communications station during the war. 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, whenever someone has a desire to paint. I think of it as the Hookipa pillbox – if you google “WWII pillbox, ” you’ll see similar structures.
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