I love Street art.
This one was done last October and is called herehia.
One of the striking features as you walk around the streets of Papeete, are the massive street art murals, painted on the walls of otherwise faded and sometimes decaying buildings.
Last year I found two artists in action and I was fascinated.
It all kicked off with the Ono’u festival in May 2014. Talented Graffiti and Street artists from around the world, were invited to express their unique street art skills around the city of Papeete.
Now in 2018 there are over 30 murals to discover.
There’s a museum of Street Art in Papeete. It hosts the ono’u event.
I love to see the artists in action from start to finish. So this year we sought a few out.
Difficult wall to work on. Christina Angelina in Papeete
This is how it looks now. All the blue washed away.
And the wall next door.
Vinie in Papeete
During the festival, in the Poafi Park, up and coming local street artists were encouraged to display their talents under the guidance of the experts.
Recently I followed the progress of two local artists in action.
They took four days to produce a bright mural depicting the roots of Tahitian life.
I hope they felt proud to sign their names. I thought it was stunning.
I look forward to seeing many more street artists in action. They are awesome.