The Third of 101 Perfect Waves
Born and raised in Sao Paolo, Brazil, Hilton Alves is a long time lover of the sea and water sports. With devotion to surf, swimming, diving, running and cycling, Alves participates in different competitions. He infatuation with the aquatic beauties has led him on an inspiring journey of artwork creation. When he was 20 years old, he painted his first oil on canvas, transpiring the love for the ocean on the surface of paper, canvas and walls. Four years later, the artistic expression of Hilton Alves reached a new level when he painted his first mural. To paraphrase the artist’s own words, art has become a way to follow his dreams and lead him on a path of the discovery of extraordinary places and people…
101 Perfect Waves
In 2013, Alves launched a project called 101 Perfect Waves, which began with a world record. Alves had painted, for his first mural in the series, in October 2013, the largest wave mural in the world. The art is located on the island of Oahu. It took the artist 5 days and 150 gallons of paint to complete the piece. Second mural came to life in January 2014 in Sao Paulo. It was included in the festivities as it had been finished exactly on the 460th anniversary of the city. The mission of the project is to bring the people of communities closer to a state of inspiration and awareness toward the environment, especially marine life. Alves hopes that events and activities which are incorporated in the mural project will inspire people to contribute to the dialog between communities and environment issues themselves.
No. 3 on Maui
After the two inspiring murals created in October 2013 and January this year, Hilton Alves continues on his adventure of creating 101 murals. The third one is located on in Wiluku, Maui, Hawaii. The 2,044 square feet mural was finished in only three days on August 16th. The artist said that the most important reaction to the mural came from the community of Wailaku – people seemed to be united around the idea that there should be other murals which could revitalize the avenue and surrounding space. Hilton Alves collaborated with Made in Hope, a non-profit organization with the goal of supporting restorative efforts, changing the culture which promotes violence, creating sustainable economic opportunities and fostering education. In the end, it is important that there are many new waves on the horizon, an that they are bringing hope, and the ocean, to local communities.