Kamea Hadar and Defer are collaborating on a series of work entitled “Paradise Lost”. The on-going project will see the two artists create murals and gallery shows together in several different cities. They have their first show opening on August 7th, in San Francisco, at 1AM Gallery. See more images below.
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.
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.
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.
Nychos / Jeff Soto
Nychos (left) Rone / Wonderlust (right)
123Klan / OG Slick / Dabs Myla
Askew / Dabs Myla / Roid
Orly / Sam Rodriguez
Shark Toof / Angry Woebots
Andrea Wan / Yoskay Yamamoto / Wu Yue / Jeff Hamada
Rone / Kamea Hadar
Hannah Stouffer / Kamea Hadar
Eric Marcinizyn / Scribe / Jim Mahfood / Ckaweeks
Estria / Prime / Mark Bode / Trek6
Poesia / Apex
Meggs / Phibs
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.