Endangered Birth




Honolulu, United States
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POW WOW Hawai'i

“Endangered Birth” Mural for POW WOW Hawai’i in Honolulu,Hawai’i. 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 favorite 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 favorite 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.