I’m so stoked to have been invited back to paint a wall for Pow! Wow! Hawaii 2019! I was given a 36.5 X 6ft wall on Coral Street in Kakaako. Having to create a composition for another long skinny wall caused a little bit of stress, but not having to use any kind of ladders or scaffolding made up for it ;)
Not wanting to paint a giant landscape, I realized if I broke up the wall into smaller sections, I could create a series of sequential images to form a narrative (think like a graphic novel or comic strip). It became a pretty straightforward story about a young girl’s bus commute from point A to point B.
Big thank you to my skater girl Teisa and bus riders, Shar (Punky Aloha!) and my mom, paint wranglers Jill and Diego who worked over time to help me get it done, and Pow Wow directors Jasper, Kamea and Gress, and to all the Pow Wow sponsors who helped make it possible: Hawaiian Airlines, Monster Energy, Montana Cans, 47, Alohilani Resort, Hawaii Tourism Authority, Heineken, City Mill, and Thinkspace.
See the gallery below for a few close ups and process shots throughout the week. Official photos coming soon.