Hina

Posted on September 23, 2014 by Ashley Takitani | 0 Comments

 

Throughout September, we've been doing a September Selfie Contest! Check it out here. We wanted to give everyone an excuse to post happy, smiley selfies while doing something fun! We've gathered the most amazing photos and inspiration from all of the posts! Here's last weeks winner...the most amazing and meaningful piece of art. Read more about this artistic adventure...

 

Whats your inspiration?


This is a difficult question to answer;) What are we not inspired by? We find inspiration in everything, but more specific to this project: our keiki, they are and always will be the greatest muses in our life...and our love, itʻs a beautiful thing to share a creative life with someone you love. 


What inspired this piece?


The super moon. It was on the news noted as the last of the year. Our daughter Lux holds a very meaningful genealogy name ʻHinamaikalaniamahiʻ and she is the brightest light of our lives. It only made sense to create a tribute to her and the mahina. It was all Alaulaʻs idea;) 


How important is art education with your keiki?

 

It is life. We lead a creative life with hopes that it will just become life to them. A life where painting on walls, sculpting with pohaku and drawing in the sand is a normal, everyday thing. 


Give us the rundown for this creative adventure…basically, take us through the night with you guys, step by step.


We actually did it in the late afternoon…and got busted…lol. The owner of the property saw us painting and was pretty upset, but when he saw what we were doing he softened up a bit. He thought Lux was beautiful and what we were doing was beautiful, but there are a lot of people who tag that building with ridiculous (and sometimes) profane things. Another guy stopped by because he was shocked someone was actually painting it while light was still out. He was really cool and showed us all these photos of the bunker artwork heʻs been collecting. Heʻs done a few himself and tries to document the building whenever it changes. He was stoked to document the piece with the artists. When we were done we sat on the cliff, watched the sun go down with a couple honuʻs in the bay and drank a bottle of wine from the bottle;)

 

If you could use one word to describe your art, what would that be?

 

Meaningful. We rarely share all of the manaʻo behind our creative endeavors, and sometimes our creative process gets so deep and complex that even we loose sight of where it all began.


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