During the month of April Kamea Hadar painted his largest mural to date, a depiction of the Hawaiian Goddess of the moon, Hina, on the makai side of the Halawa View Apartments.
The tower features a 165 foot tall depiction of Hina, the state’s largest portrait ever painted which is inspired by Hokulea and Malama Honua, the around-the-world voyage. The 14-story affordable housing unit that looks out onto Pearl Harbor was recently refurbished by Pacific Development Group with LEED Gold Certification.
Hina was said to guide Polynesian voyagers with the moon and stars and has kinolau or manifestations at sea and on land. She connects with Hokulea not only for her role in voyaging, but also with Malama Honua’s and Pacific Developments Groups message of ‘caring for our Island Earth’.
Kamea Hadar: “The image I am painting is a depiction of Hina, Hawaiian Goddess of the Moon who helps to guide sailors at sea. I felt that this image was fitting not only because of Hokulea, but also because of the proximity to Pearl Harbor. The building is directly across the street from the parking lot of the Arizona Memorial, and I felt that Hina could be a universal light that helps guide all sailors of the world home safely.
photos by Andrew Tran