The theme of this mural is “Makai to Mauka” which in hawaiian means ocean to mountains. I was one of seven who had the privilege of designing this huge mural and my section was the ocean. One of the first things many people think about when they think about Hawai’i is our eclectic array of sea life. The most popular activity for newcomers to the islands is to go snorkeling; However, it is also a favorite past time for many locals. Spearfishing has been apart of the hawaiian lifestyle for many generation’s, so in my piece I wanted to emphasize the many types of fish a diver would encounter in the ocean (ahi, uhu and u‘u) while also bringing in popular fish commonly seen while snorkeling (humunukunukuapua‘a, puffer fish and turtles). I wanted this section to feel like the viewer is taking a look into the life of our ocean here in Hawai‘i.
Create a mural to be used at the new mall "Ka Makana Ali'i" in Kapolei.