Ka Makana Ali‘i Mural

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Illustration
Ka Makana Ali‘i Mural

This was a mural illustration on a wall barricade for the Ka Mahaka Ali‘i Mall in Kapolei. This section of the mural was inspired by O‘ahuʻs verdant and rigid mountain ranges. My illustration explores the variety of plants which exist in this landscape, as well as plants that are indigenous to O‘ahu. Tī leaf motifs were incorporated throughout the illustration and are symbolic of good luck and prosperity in Hawai’i. The addition of Tī leaves was also inspired by the Tī leaves featured in the Ka Makana Ali‘i identity. A waterfall motif was also integrated, representing both the various waterfalls tucked between O’ahuʻs Ko‘olau mountain range, and the Hawaiian cultureʻs spiritual connection with water as a finite resource. This section of the mural captures a part of O‘ahu focused primarily on the environment and its elements.