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sofles Te a'ai o hina
For @onoutahiti this year @askewone and I chose to interpret the legend of Hina & the origin of the coconut in Tahiti. We took some influence from one of Tahiti's beloved singers & painters Bobby Halcomb, who was actually of Black, Portuguese & Hawai'ian descent but was part of a huge renaissance of Tahitian language, imagery & mythology in popular culture. From him we took the frame within a frame & the exaggerated feminine form which were two of his hallmarks. We painted this mural with rollers only and no spray paint. The legend goes as follows, a beautiful princess Hina is betrothed to Te Tuna the prince of eels who she is physically repulsed by. She appeals to Hiro the fishing god to give her refuge. Hiro was taken by her beauty & story and with one of her hairs, fished Te Tuna from the sea & cut off his head, wrapping it in leaves. As he died his last words were 'One day all those who hate me including you Hina & all your descendants will be forced to kiss me on my mouth'. Hiro entrusted Hina with the head & made her promise never to allow it to get wet. One hot day she couldn't resist the urge to swim in a cool stream and lay the head down beside the water, it got wet and grew into a coconut tree. Hina was condemned by the gods to remain close to the tree which was tapu (sacred). No one took touched the tree until one day there was a drought which affected everything but the Coconut tree. The people climbed the tree to get the fruit which was full of clear nutritious water. The fruit features three markings, the eyes & mouth of the Eel. When the people pierced the mouth hole & drank from it, they fulfilled Te Tuna's prophecy, kissing him on the mouth.
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  •   awdank Nice to have the backstage of the idea, also you guys are like the coolest duo 1w
  •   dhiranmistry_ @miv74 very cool! 1w
  •   rgsw9 Really great and thanks for explaining the tale behind it. 1w
  •   tomblackfordart Huge! 1w
  •   abillasiko Followback man;) 1w
  •   endofthelineldn The tahitian lady we (@jimvision @matilda_td ) stayed with in Tahiti knew Bobby and had pieces of his work that he'd painted on the interior walls in one of the houses on her property. Then there was a documentary about bobby on the plane home, i was really imterested to hear where he came from and understand a little about his life and sadly his untimely death. Good to know the story behind your piece also connects in with him. He was a sweet and special soul looking for a place to fit in that represented what he believed in. And found this in tahiti. Huahine to be exact. I can totally understand why. Its such an amazing place. Even just based on the small parts of it that we saw. Hopefully we'll have the chance again! 1w
  •   nayking_88 Very cool seeing this beautiful wahine coming to life each day. Nice work boys 1w

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sofles Hour and a half pieces with @sajmeonerocker and @dvate in Tahiti. #GetYourTanOn 2w

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sofles If u need something, go to this trap door, knock three times and ask to speak to willy #TahitianTrapHouse with @sajmeonerocker @dvate and @selinamiles 2w

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sofles Quick solo mish 😎 1.5 hours, 2 cans, 2 L 2w

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sofles 1L of orange buff and a can of black :) with @askewone around the corner @ironlak 3w

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sofles Working on a new wall with @askewone in Tahiti for @onoutahiti. I was a bit hesitant when @askewone said we wouldn't be using any spray paint, but I'm up for the challenge and keen to see the result always good to work with this guy 3w
  •   flytee Wow,straight buff bunsen?? Crazy, har du trollmekk elleeer?? ️enjoy you're spraycation mate 3w
  •   pro176 SIZE LOOK CRAZY!!!!!!!!!! 3w
  •   muralist Favourite Soflette ever, love this chicks steez. 3w
  •   dr_latex Steezy, good colours 3w
  •   argo_ndbk Damn. looking sick, and large!! yes mate. That buff blend on the left is pretty smooth too! Nice 3w
  •   trick_or_truck Monster size 2w
  •   pesfabi X 1w

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sofles Ladies, u need these leggings. Guys, u need to get your girlfriends these leggings Check out and follow @redbrikk_originals @redbrikk_originals @redbrikk_originals
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sofles Doomsday is coming... #Apocalypse #Girl #Gun #Painting 2mon

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sofles Don't u know I'm loco? 2mon

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