21.05.14 by Jeff

“The Talk of the Sea”

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In a couple days (this Friday) two canoes will embark from Hawaii on a historic three year journey around the world, using only the sun, wind, waves, and stars to guide them. Polynesian Navigators will attempt to circumnavigate the world in a sacred canoe, Hokule’a (the canoe that legendary surfer Eddie Aikau lost his life trying to save), and its sister canoe Hikianalia.

Artist Kamea Hadar and young artists from the POW! WOW! School of Art and 808 Urban painted a beautiful mural to commemorate this event. The painting depicts Papa Mau Piailug, a master navigator from the island of Satawal, Micronesia.

Watch the video below.

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24.09.13 by Jeff

Forest For The Trees

Forest For The Trees

Last month marked the debut of Forest For The Trees, a mural project in Portland, Oregon. The event was sort of a sister event to Pow! Wow!, and featured a whole lotta my friends: Erik Otto, Meggs, Rone, Madsteez, Sam Rodriguez, Kamea Hadar, and Yoskay Yamamoto among others.

You can watch a video re-cap of the event below, as well as a time-lapse of Rone painting the wall you see here.

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20.08.13 by Jeff

Kamea Hadar

Artist painter Kamea Hadar

Kamea Hadar sent me over some recent work. Here he is going large with Poesia in San Fran. See more below!

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07.03.13 by Jeff

Pow Wow Hawaii 2013 / Murals

Pow Wow Hawaii 2013 / Murals

Madsteez / Roid

Here’s a look at many of the murals painted at Pow Wow Hawaii 2013, in the Kakaako district of Honolulu. The event saw over 100 local and international artists descend upon the area and cover it with art. All photos by Brandon Shigeta.

You can see larger images of the mural I painted here.

 

Pow Wow Hawaii 2013 / Murals

Nychos / Jeff Soto

 

Pow Wow Hawaii 2013 / Murals

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Pow Wow Hawaii 2013 / Murals

Nychos (left) Rone / Wonderlust (right)

 

Pow Wow Hawaii 2013 / Murals

123Klan / OG Slick / Dabs Myla

 

Pow Wow Hawaii 2013 / Murals

Askew / Dabs Myla / Roid

 

Pow Wow Hawaii 2013 / Murals

Orly / Sam Rodriguez

 

Pow Wow Hawaii 2013 / Murals

Shark Toof / Angry Woebots

 

Pow Wow Hawaii 2013 / Murals

Pow Wow Hawaii 2013 / Murals

Pow Wow Hawaii 2013 / Murals

Pow Wow Hawaii 2013 / Murals

Andrea Wan / Yoskay Yamamoto / Wu Yue / Jeff Hamada

 

Pow Wow Hawaii 2013 / Murals

Askew

 

Pow Wow Hawaii 2013 / Murals

Rone / Kamea Hadar

 

Pow Wow Hawaii 2013 / Murals

Nychos

 

Pow Wow Hawaii 2013 / Murals

Hannah Stouffer / Kamea Hadar

 

Pow Wow Hawaii 2013 / Murals

Faith47

 

Pow Wow Hawaii 2013 / Murals

Eric Marcinizyn / Scribe / Jim Mahfood / Ckaweeks

 

Pow Wow Hawaii 2013 / Murals

Ekundayo

 

Pow Wow Hawaii 2013 / Murals

Eric Otto

 

Pow Wow Hawaii 2013 / Murals

Estria / Prime / Mark Bode / Trek6

 

Pow Wow Hawaii 2013 / Murals

Poesia / Apex

 

Pow Wow Hawaii 2013 / Murals

Meggs / Phibs

 

Pow Wow Hawaii 2013 / Murals

Almost everyone.

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12.10.12 by Jeff

POW WOW HAWAII 2012: Part II

Here’s the second part of the Pow Wow Hawaii 2012 recap video. This part begins with a hunt for a wild boar that we would later eat at the Luau to close out the event. Local artists Kamea Hadar, Solomon Enos, Prime, and Cambodian artist Peap Tarr also talk a little bit about their work. These interviews really capture the spirit of the event for me, and it’s really just a small taste. There were about 40 local and international artists painting murals together last year.

04.07.12 by Jeff

Kamea Hadar

Artist painter Kamea Hadar
My good friend Kamea Hadar has been hard at work finishing paintings for his solo show at Loft In Space this month. Wish I could be there!

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21.02.12 by Jeff

Pow Wow / Live Paint

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I have a ton of photos from the Pow Wow opening on the way, here’s a quick shot from the live paint that went on all night. I got to jam with Derek Weisberg, Will Barras, Kamea Hadar, and Aaron De La Cruz on this piece.

I snagged this shot from instagram, if it’s yours let me know!