Drawing - Pen And Ink
!srael Kamakawiwo`ole is a native Hawaiian who has a lot of pride for his people. In his song �Hawaii �78� he talks about the loss of his father to depression and to obesity. He felt that his father was depressed because their culture was dying due to an increase of Western economic interest in the Hawaiian Islands. He felt that he was losing his identity as a native Hawaiian. He wanted to do something about it and instead of acting out violently he made some of the most beautiful music a person could ever hear. I chose to use his song lyrics to create his identity. I feel that his identity is also a direct reflection of the identity of his people.
October 14th, 2013
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