Hilton Alves Paints 3rd Perfect Wave Mural of 101
With the goal to paint 101 murals depicting perfect waves around the world, the Brazilian artist Hilton Alves successfully completed his third mural in Wailuku, Maui, Hawaii. Using about 40 gallons of paint, Hilton started on August 14th and finished the 2,044 square feet mural in three days on the 16th. This mural depicts the perfect waves and the magic of Honolua Bay, on the island of Maui. According to the artist, “Most important was the positive response we got from the local community of Wailuku. People loved this work and we have proposals to paint other murals on the same avenue to revitalize the place.”
This mural is part of a project that the artist created in 2013 called 101 Perfect Waves International Mural Project and the project already includes a world record. In October 2013, Hilton painted the largest wave mural in the world, located in Kalihi on the island of Oahu. To paint the building five stories high by 180 meters wide, the artist used 150 gallons of paint and took five days of painting to complete. The second mural was painted in January this year at Ibirapuera Park in Sao Paulo, and was delivered exactly on the 460th anniversary of the city and included in the festivities.
With the participation of people from the Wailuku community and representatives of the non-profit organization Made in Hope, Hilton was able to complete the third mural in record time. Made in Hope works to eliminate the exploitation (human trafficking) of and violence against women and children. Our hope is to change the culture that cultivates violence by supporting preventative and restorative efforts that: build violence free communities, foster education, and create sustainable economic opportunities for at-risk populations both locally and globally.
“Our mission for the mural project was to first just bless the community and really take advantage of the opportunity to initiate a revitalization process of the Lower Main street area. We hope the mural is the first step into several community focused projects on that property and in other places on Maui. The significance of the wave represents the hope of a ripple effect of good through the community, through Maui, and beyond. In partnering with an international artist like Hilton, the reach of the Lower Main mural is global. Supporting and partnering with him and his 101 Waves project is a win-win-win!” – commented Chris Kanemura from Made in Hope. Besides Made in Hope, Hilton had the support of Wy’s Galleries, Sherwin Williams, SeaSpecs and Service Rentals in Maui.
As an artist and surfer, Hilton wants to share the inspiration that comes from the sea and waves in cities and countries around the world. Through the mural project events and activities for local communities, Hilton hopes to inspire people to have a greater relationship with art and environmental preservation. “My goal with these murals is to raise awareness and inspire people about towards the preservation of nature, especially the oceans and marine life, as well as revitalize places with beautiful images inspired by the blue planet.” commented the artist.
Hilton has several mural projects in the making in Hawaii, several U.S. cities, and in Brazil, Portugal, Philippines and Singapore. To include your town in the 101 Perfect Waves International Mural Project or to learn more about the project, visit the official website of the artist atwww.theartofhilton.com.