John “Prime” Hina – Funki’i
John "Prime" Hina is an American graffiti artist and founder of 808 Urban collective. As a gang tagger he was a prominent force behind the legendary K2S Crew. Coming from Honolulu, Hawaii, Prime spent most of his graffiti days tagging on the streets of Los Angeles and getting into trouble with violence and drugs.
Jack Soren – Lil’ Wavy
Jack Soren is a 26-year-old wave-surfing, graffiti-spraying, mural-painting, Native Hawaiian artist, born, raised, and currently residing on the North Shore of the Hawaiian island of Oahu. As a child, Jack spent most of his time at the beach, his family possessing a deep-rooted connection to the ocean, and surfing in particular. As a teenager, he spent most of his time spray painting ditches, where he fell in love with artistry and the painted figure. Now, as an adult, Jack utilizes the lessons, techniques, and nuances of these two passions to create diverse, multifaceted works of art.
Mana collects from heavy rains and pulse to the rythm of one heart. Songs and offerings interconnect like the roots of a forest as future trees spring forth. Unwavering potency of aloha aina sweep social platforms like a tidal wave of tears. The kahea drifts to distant reaches of the earth as streams of human beings converge to Mauna a Wakea answering the call with the carving strength of a river.