This Honolulu Artist is Creating a Mural That Showcases Elements of Mō‘ili‘ili’s History

Mural, mural on the wall.


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Photo: Aaron K. Yoshino



I ka wā mamua, ka wā mahope: The future is in the past. That’s the message emblazoned on the bottom corner of a new elaborate mural in Mō‘ili‘ili’s Old Stadium Park.


Local artist Luke DeKneef (@landrexd) partnered with the city and community groups and heard from hundreds of residents about what they wanted to see in the design. The completed wall is a creation story of sorts, weaving together elements of the area’s history.


See what you can spot, from the manu-o-Kū with squid in its beak to boxing gloves to a path to the underground caves, painted along the side of Kim’s Korea Restaurant.


2237 S. King St. 


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