Location: Cultural Corridor
Neighborhood: South Side
Installation: July 2015
Removed: July 2016
In Hawaiian culture, whales are the keepers of knowledge. DAK.1NE’s mural brings this strong symbol and the colors of Hawaii to Providence. Meshing these ancient stories with a modern approach is the intertwining of mother sperm (representing Rhode Island) and humpback (representing Hawaii) whales and their calves overlaying the handprints of Central High students
“I get technical when it comes to the way I use the cans and buff, but when it comes to concept and stuff, I like to keep it as organic and free-flowing as I can. I just treat it like water and let it flow.” – DAK.1NE
DAK.1NE turns native Hawaiian culture and ancient stories into visual interpretations with a modern approach. With a focus on showing the real Hawaii, his murals draw from ancient themes.