"Destination Tahiti" by soflesGraffiti // Monday, 31 Mar 2014
The Ono’u Festival in Tahiti is swiftly approaching. Leading up to the festival, Sofles painted this jaw-dropping piece accompanied with the words "Destination Tahiti" to get into the Tahitian spirit! ONO’O is the first worldwide graffiti event to ever take place in Tahiti and they are offering $10,000 to the winner. That’s the most cash we’ve ever heard being offered for a contest involving graffiti. There are a number of well-known artists who have been invited to create murals but not actually compete in the battle such as Kems, Aroe, Askew, Dabs & Myla, Inti, and more. Get your sunblock and spray fingers ready!More information on the festival can be found at their website, Facebook and Youtube.
"The name of the festival, “ONO’U”, is inspired by the fusion of two Tahitian words “ONO” (the act of joining one thing to another) and “U” (colors) to express the act of joining a color to another and, by extension, to symbolize “the meeting of colors” in Tahiti through the art of graffiti.