Lava + Coral = A Different Kind of Graffiti on the Big Island
If you drive around the Big Island of Hawaii you will notice a whole lot of lava. It’s really quite hard to miss. You may also notice some white rocks scattered here and there. At first you won’t think much of it. Then you’ll start to notice that these white rocks are actually clustered together. They have a purpose. They even have some patterns.
Locals, tourists and artists adorn the endless lava fields with their own version of graffiti art. They spell out their names, ask their beloved to marry them, mourn a lost loved one or simply send a shout out to their favorite rock band using white coral; a sharp contrast against the dark black lava rock. Either way you look at it this roadside artwork certainly breaks up the monotony of a long flat drive of black lava fields.
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