"Deep Seads" Series explores the physical limits of both art and artist in hopes of raising awareness for the fight to save Earth's coral reefs. Hula begins by creating artificial reefs, which help jump start marine growth, and transforms the concrete and metal structures into murals by free diving to the ocean floor.
The physical and mental challenge proves successful as the figures are completed in the depths and can be left to one day turn into thriving reef sites filled with homes for thousands different organisms. All materials used including the pigment sticks are eco-friendly and safe for marine ecosystems.
To learn more on the current state of reefs check out WWF (http://wwf.panda.org/our_work/oceans)
While artificial reefs help combat some current problems, it is by far not the only solution we need to resolve the full set of issues happening with our oceans. Learn how to take action here http://ocean.panda.org/
Temporary chalk piece inspired by the struggles of finding your own path in life
Mural series painted in Rhone Glacier, Switzerland where they use large white blankets to cover parts of the glacier in order to reflect sunlight. This combats the devastating effects of Climate Change by slowing down seasonal melting rates.
In collaboration with Lavazza Coffee and National Geographic Photographer Ami Vitale
Los Angeles, CA
Live painting at the World Surf League (WSL) Founders Cup of Surfing at Kelly Slater’s Surf Ranch May 2018
"Series of murals painted on a few of the thousands of icebergs freshly broken off from a nearby glacier. In the short time I was there, I witnessed the extreme melting rate first hand as the sound of ice cracking was a constant background noise while painting. Within a few weeks these murals will be forever gone, but for those who find them, I hope they ignite a sense of urgency, as they represent the millions of people in need of our help who are already being affected from the rising sea levels of Climate Change"
Mural painted in Saint John, New Brunswick in the Bay of Fundy with the extreme 28ft tide changes. Supported by Discover Saint John and Strong & Free
Mural painted at the top of a waterfall. Inspired by the risk and sacrifice it takes to find your passion and not let go.
Inspired by self doubt. Limitations live only in our minds.
"Dreamer" Mural by Hula (Sean Yoro)
Painting in the desert inspired by the journey of chasing dreams and putting in the hours of mastering your craft.
Mural painted in the Arctic waters of Iqaluit, Nanuvut in collaboration with The North Face. Documented by Renan and Taylor Ozturk, produced by Camp4Collective.
After stumbling upon this old sunken ship, Hula was inspired by the way the tide crept in and out daily. This routine either had the boat emerging from or sinking back into the water. Ho’i Mai is literally translated to ‘Come Back’
Mural painted by Hula (Sean Yoro) in Puglia, Italy produced by Level 33 for Sky Arte HD
Ventured into the devastating aftermath of recent wildfires painting a mural inspired by the need to grow new thoughts on preserving and protecting land.
Mural painted on an abandoned overgrown wall.
To embrace. Humanity’s need to embrace and protect mother nature has never been greater. Temporary mural done in a remote forest on fire damaged trees using natural chalk pigment which washes away with water.
Water fountain painting. Inspired by Hula’s murals in the ocean and along waterfalls, this unique concept lets water flow over the oil painting, combining both the soothing sounds of water and art to bring life to any wall.
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“Mālama” – To care for, preserve, or protect. Inspired by growing up in Hawaii with the high values of respecting the land and places we call home.
Painted on abandoned shipping docks.
Mural painted with glowing paint in forest where it is only visible at night. Inspired by the beauty of fireflies.
“The world is full of magic things, patiently waiting for our senses to grow sharper” – W.B. Yeats
Mural painted for Pow!Wow! Long Beach 2016 under the Queensway Bridge in Long Beach, CA
Painted on abandoned concrete structure
“Series of murals painted on a few of the thousands of icebergs freshly broken off from a nearby glacier. In the short time I was there, I witnessed the extreme melting rate first hand as the sound of ice cracking was a constant background noise while painting. Within a few weeks these murals will be forever gone, but for those who find them, I hope they ignite a sense of urgency, as they represent the millions of people in need of our help who are already being affected from the rising sea levels of Climate Change.”
Inspired by being confined to our own boxes. Painted for CANVAS Museum show in West Palm Beach, Florida USA.
Painted in Mount Maunganui, New Zealand for Street Prints Art Festival.
Painted in Kakaʻako, Hawaii for Pow!Wow! 2016
"Paper Boats" inspired by the need to take care of our planet for the generations to come. With the devastating year of roll backs of environmental policies - from the exit of the Paris agreement to numerous energy deregulations - It seems our US government is set on putting profit over people.
I felt the need to give a voice to the generations to come that can’t speak for themselves yet. They are the ones that will be dealing with the aftermath of our greed now. Lets fight to deal them a better hand for their future.
"To Go Forward" Painted in a lake, inspired by reflections.
Iceberg installation, in collaboration with Instagram for Facebook Cannes Lions Festival 2016
Tribute painting, in collaboration with Billabong, of the surf legend Andy Irons for the Irons family. Final hand print done by his son, Axel. Mural painted in North Shore, Oahu during the Billabong Pipe Masters 2016. Video by Faraz Mozafarian / Photos by Duncan Macfarlane
28in x 38in Oil paint on Wood. SOLD
Literally translated “To Follow”. This mural is located along one of the many different pathways found in these old remains. The arched doorway opens up where the figures heart should be, symbolizing the journey into oneself.
“I was inspired by the common phrase ‘Follow Your Heart’. As cliché as it is, the phrase has influenced the paths I’ve taken throughout my life and I realized with all the mistakes I’ve made along the way, the only ones I don’t regret are the ones I stayed true to my passions and listened to my heart.”
Living wall original paintings using real preserved moss.
Mural painted for Saks 5th Avenue in their store in Waikiki, Hawaii.
Oil paint on surfboard (SOLD)
Oil paint on birch wood (SOLD)