March 21, 2017
Completed mural work by Lana Lane Studios creative duo Wooden Wave for the Salt retail development in Kaka`ako, Honolulu. If you’re in the neighborhood, the mural is located on the corner of Auahi Street and Keawe Street. Check out their narrative behind the mural below.
The iconography in this piece references the cultural and historical changes that have shaped Kaka‘ako. Geographically, Kaka‘ako is a transitional space between the mountains and the seaside or “mauka” and “makai.” In ancient times Kaka‘ako was known for its fish ponds and salt farms, referenced by the swooping band of orange crystals in the lower half of the mural and the blue fish forms streaming upward. The gears reference the industrial era of Kaka‘ako.