Over the past few months, it has been an honor for all of us in the Auwahi Project to work with renowned international artist Mazatl in preparation for his Grafica Auwahi installation at the Hui No`eau Visual Art Center.
In lieu of individual canvas works, Mazatl painted all four walls and the ceiling using his distinctive black and white printmaker style. With this technique, he has transformed the history room at the Hui into something visually stunning and emotionally touching. Using the native Hawaiian crow, the `alalā (Corvushawaiiensis), and the invasive black rat (Rattus rattus), Mazatl has created a powerful statement about the erosion of Hawaiian nature and culture as well as their renaissance through ecological and cultural restoration.
Grafica Auwahi will be on display at the Hui No’eau Visual Arts Center for the next year or so.
To see more of Mazatl’s work, visit http://www.graficamazatl.com/
Join us for our next volunteer trip to Auwahi forest on Saturday July 28, 2018.
Due to limited seating, please understand that confirmation of your reservation is required for you to attend. To request a seat, send us a note to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Where: Meet at `Ulupalakua Ranch Store. Please park behind store and bring all your gear.
When: Saturday, July 28, 2018 8:00 AM ~ 4:00 PM
What to bring: Due to the rough and steep terrain, we require hiking boots that cover the ankle, and unfortunately, we will have to turn folks away without proper boots. We have some extra boots you can borrow but please bring your own socks. Long pants are also recommended to protect against the dense brush. Please bring a back pack with layered clothing, rain gear, two liters of water, lunch, sunscreen and a hat. Coolers are not advised because of the rugged terrain we need to traverse to do our work. Please clean all your gear, backpacks and boots to leave hitchhiking seeds behind.
Located on and sponsored by `Ulupalakua Ranch, the Auwahi Project (www.auwahi.org) protects one of the last diverse tracts of dryland forest in the archipelago. We are a community based project, in large part, dependent on the contributions of the public, especially in terms of volunteerism for tree planting and other aspects of forest management.
As usual, before leaving the ranch we will be decontaminating our boots with brushes to help prevent the spread of invasive plants and using alcohol to avoid the potential spread of rapid `ōhi`a death (ROD) and other possible pathogens that can threaten our native Hawaiian forests.
Auwahi Forest Restoration `ohana