Saturday, April 22, 2017

Soulmates, Summer and Skulls - Street Art

"Soulmates" Elle and Roxanne. Hookipa pillbox. Photo taken 6/7/12.

Summer 2014 at the Hookipa Pillbox. Photo taken 5/30/14. There were some other murals painted in honor of Summer Taylor's 15th birthday later that summer. Is this mural for her too?

Skull on a Cinco de Mayo event mural at the Hookipa pillbox. Photo taken 5/5/16

Skull and wolf party on a temporary wall on Baldwin Avenue on Paia. I think this has been painted over. Photo taken 12/15/15.

Angelic skull with wings and a halo. Photo taken 6/1/15 at the Hookipa Pillbox.

My bad. I made a rule to only do 3 photos per post, but have broken it twice already! I'm not a lover of skull art, but these skulls were exceptionally artistic and vibrant, reminiscent of Mexican Day of the Dead festivities. 

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 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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