mōʻaukala

Bishop Museum’s outdoor murals provide an immersive art experience that bridges traditional culture, creative expression, and indigenous perspectives. Each mural was completed in 2021 in conjunction with the special exhibit POW! WOW! The First Decade: From Hawaiʻi to the World showcases some of the most notable Hawai‘i-based artists, international street artists, and sculptors.

“mōʻaukala,” May 2021
Artist: Mark “Devour” Visaya
Location: Front entrance, Bishop Museum

Artist Interpretation: “Being a part of such a huge event in this lifetime has inspired so much in me to create pieces that speak individual narratives. I’m hoping that every person who walks up these stairs takes a moment to enjoy the collision of colors and curves and comes up with their own perception of the mural, and knows that they’re walking into a collection of history of the land they’re standing on and also that they are now a part of it all.”- Mark “Devour” Visaya

Artist Bio: Mark Visaya is an illustrator, muralist, designer, and paint pusher from Oʻahu, Hawaiʻi. Mark’s work originates from his childhood as a graffiti artist, and he continues to incorporate the lessons he learned into his current work to produce unique pieces of art. Gaining inspiration from his environment, different cultures, and communities, Mark continues to twist and bend the norm, which is reflected in his current interest in abstract and modern art.

Mark was one of the many featured local artists in the POW!WOW! The First Decade: From Hawai‘i to the World exhibition displayed at Bishop Museum May 15–Sept. 19, 2021.