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“Endangered Birth”

This mural acts as my present for Hawai’i and their habitants, a fusion between an endemic and endangered bird, the ‘i’iwi and his favourite endemic flower, the Lehua. As the legend says, the ʻiʻiwi had a special place in Hawaiian culture. It is believed that feathers from over 30,000 of these birds were used to make 1 cape for the chief. They caught the birds by hiding in bushes and holding a favourite flower of the I’iwi, and when the bird inserted its bill, they pinched and captured it.
The ʻiʻiwi is a highly recognizable symbol of Hawaiʻ, it’s one of the most common native birds throughout the Hawaiian archipelago, but this stunning honeycreeper has disappeared from most of its former range.

PROJECT DETAILS

Year: 2018
Location: Honolulu,Hawai’i (USA)
Organized by: POW WOW Hawai’i

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