Kamea Hadar's Obama Art Mural Transcends Cultural Influences

By: Riley von Niessen - Jun 27, 2016
References: kameahadar & hypebeast
This President Obama art mural was done by Kamea Hadar as a means to depict Hawaii's many different cultural influences that make up the way of life there.

The piece is titled 'Hapa,' a word that is said to translate to either "part" or "partial." The celebratory Obama art mural aims to portray a liberal sense of diversity with a focus on the topic of racial equality. The work takes up an entire side of a small two-storey building where it is lit by the light of surrounding streetlights and buildings to remain visible at all times.

A tribute to the US President's departure from office, the mural recreates the portrait of Obama in great detail and accuracy. Going along with it are the words taken from an inspirational speech that was given by him in Philadelphia that works to drive the message of racial equality.