David 'MEGGS' Hooke

HOPE - Wailuku, Maui

Wailuku, Maui, HI. This mural was painted in collaboration with Kamea Hadar for U Vs Cancer | Us Vs Cancer. The blue hues reference the restorative properties of water, flowing from ʻĪao Valley in the distance, with floating Protea flowers that symbolize the ‘Rising Sun’ of Haleakalā and the promise of a new day. In Hawai'i culture, the ti leaf plant signifies healing, protection, and blessings. A little Wailuku girl weaves a ti leaf lei to represent the idea that by unifying as a community and supporting one another, we are hopeful for the future and stronger together in the fight against cancer.