First of 101 Perfect Wave Murals and the Largest Wave Mural Completed in Honolulu

On October 19th artist Hilton Alves began painting the world’s largest wave mural at 1320 Kalani Street in Honolulu. The mural, five stories tall and four hundred feet wide, was completed on October 26th in a record 8 days. Miraculously the weather stayed perfect for the entire 8 days allowing the artist to complete in time and for onlookers to watch the process transforming the blank and drab wall to an art centerpiece in Honolulu.

Artist and waterman Hilton Alves has long been a lover of the sea and water sports. Born in 1980 and raised in Guaruja, in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Hilton began painting professionally in 2000. His passion leads him to express the magnificent beauty of the aquatic world in drawings, paintings and murals. Hilton has a passion for the sheer beauty of ocean life. This beauty is expressed through a series of paintings about surf, marine life, perfect waves, seascapes, and others. The self-taught artist uses oil, acrylic, and airbrush to bring life to his playful imagination and inspiring dreams. The artist brought his art to another level in 2004 when he began painting murals. His murals convey the awe of the ocean and bring viewers closer to the earth's precious marine life and perfect waves. Hilton's murals can be admired in Santos, Guaruja, Sao Paulo, Bahia and Floripa in Brazil and on Oahu in Hawaii.

Artist and waterman Hilton Alves has long been a lover of the sea and water sports. Born in 1980 and raised in Guaruja, in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Hilton began painting professionally in 2000. His passion leads him to express the magnificent beauty of the aquatic world in drawings, paintings and murals.

The concept of the approximately 14,080 square feet mural is bringing the North Shore to the South Shore with an image depicting a beautiful Banzai Pipeline wave scene. This mural is a celebration of Hawaii’s surf culture and acknowledgement of Hawaii being an ocean lovers and surfers mecca for the world. At the mural’s completion, artist Hilton Alves exclaimed, “I can’t believe we finished this massive wall and we are going to paint 100 more around the world!”

This wall is the first in a series of his 101 Perfect Waves International Mural Project created in partnership with Brian Wyland of Hawyland Styles Gallery. Partner Brian Wyland mentioned, “It’s just really to show people the beauty of the ocean and help people to get inspired to preserve it and look out for it”. The project aims to bring the beauty of the oceans and the power of waves close to people in hopes that they are inspired to protect and preserve the life of the ocean and it’s creatures. Students from Halau Lokahi received this message during their visits to the site and also got a chance to hear how teamwork was a crucial element of the project.

Project materials, including 150 gallons of paint, were provided through sponsorship from Vertical Technologies and Al’s Tinting Inc. and donations from Planet Sun, Everpaddle, Once a Month Church, the North Shore News and individual donors. The completion of the mural process from inception was also made possible through the help of volunteers who worked hard for about 6 months to make it come to life. The colossal mural art itself a donation from Hilton Alves to the city of Honolulu and all who will enjoy it and only made possible through donations and community support. Thanks also goes to all who came to visit the mural, those who honked passing by and those who followed Hilton on Facebook during the mural completion process. The artist, and his team, are grateful and appreciative to all who helped this mural become a reality.

For more information you can visit http://www.theartofhilton.com . If you are interested in having one of the 101 Perfect Wave Murals in your community, if you have any questions or would like to get involved please feel free to contact Hilton Alves at 382-2098, hiltonsurfart@hotmail.com or http://www.facebook.com/hiltonalves.

 

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