March 18, 2010

Surf's Up


Artist John Pugh spent two months planning this mural in studio, and another six months painting it with the help of eleven other artists. It is located in Honolulu, Hawaii...not a bad place to spend half the year!

Featured are Queen Liliuokalani, the last Hawaiian queen, and Duke Kahanamoku, father of surfing. Even the stairs and sightseers are part of the mural.

5 comments:

Teri and the cats of Furrydance said...

Amazing, thanks for sharing something I would have never seen otherwise!

32˙North said...

His murals are absolutely amazing. Always such a trick to the eye.

Golden West said...

Love it!

Jenn said...

Wowza! The wave I could obviously tell was faux, but the stairs and people I still thought were real after expanding the photo as large as it would go. This is insane!! Will look more into him, thanks!

The one with the View said...

Oo00--neat! I lived in Honolulu for a few years, but have been gone for about 7...i LOVED all the art work on the sides of buildings there, mostly done by Wylan. Thank you for sharing this!