BHS Mural 2016

BHS MURALIn the summer of 2000, a mural was painted on the walls of the Multi-purpose building at H.P. Baldwin High School. Beloved school community member, the late Wallace Kuloloio, served as a knowledgeable cultural and spiritual leader for the project enabling students to create, “Na Wai A’o Ana O Baldwin (The Teaching Waters of Baldwin).”

Now, 16 years later in 2016, the cycle continues. Thanks to the support of Principal Catherine Kilborn, teacher Janet Sato, and many other hands in this BHS community, we are able to give this wall a new look. With two students who worked on the original project, a new team was created to bring this mural to life. The message remains the same–education allows the passing of knowledge–but this time we are passing on the knowledge of native species.

While this project only took us 10 days to paint, there were many weeks of planning. Myself with a team of artists worked on the concept and gathered a crew to help paint and execute. My role as the “digital nomad” put me in the position to document the process. Through photos, creating a video and a website to house all this information, follow our journey here.