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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