Thursday, April 20, 2017

Question and Quiet - Street Art

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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