Featuring this year’s custom artwork “Unity” by Mark “Devour” Visaya for Bishop Museumʻs Annual Fundraiser,E Ulu A Paʻa, this limited edition tote bag is made of certified organic cotton, with two rope style handles looped through silver grommets and a large gusset. Ideal for toting books around campus, carrying groceries, bringing items to an outdoor event, or heading to the beach. Mark created the piece titled “Unity” specifically for this year’s event. As Mark explains, “The inspiration for this piece was to convey the feeling of dedication and strength that communities express through difficult times and how by working together we can overcome any obstacle.”
Tote bag Dimensions: 14 (W) x 14 (H) x 5 (D) inches, Artwork measures: 8 inches (W) x 7.991 (H); Total area 63.93 sq inches
About the Artist: Mark Visaya is an illustrator, muralist, designer, and paint pusher from Oʻahu, Hawaiʻi. Mark’s work originates from his childhood as a graffiti artist, and he continues to incorporate the lessons he learned into his current work to produce unique pieces of art. Gaining inspiration from his environment, different cultures, and communities, Mark continues to twist and bend the norm, which is reflected in his current interest in abstract and modern art. Mark was one of the many featured local artists in the past exhibit “POW! WOW! The First Decade: From Hawai‘i to the World,” at Bishop Museum May 15 – September 19, 2021.