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. 

0 comments:

Post a Comment

Comments are important to me, so mahalo for adding a comment! I will try to follow up when I receive one.