Thursday, April 27, 2017

World Peace, Water, and Wild - Street Art and Signs

World Peace stenciled on a wall in Pukalani, in Upcountry Maui.
Martin Luther King quote: "I have decided to stick with love. Hate is too great a burden to bear." This world peace sign was painted in the parking lot in Paia in February 2015. The parking lot wall was often painted with graffiti, signs, and political messages.
Defend the Sacred, Water is Life. No DAPL - Dakota Access Pipeline. This street art refers to the protest at Standing Rock. Photo taken 9/9/16 at the Hookipa pillbox.
Wild at heart. Photo taken 7/21/16 at the Hookipa pillbox.

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 have been very short. To read more about my theme and how I interpreted it, visit here.

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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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