Street art seeks to help native birds

J Gregg / Special to The Garden Island

Trysen Kaneshige squats next to a piece of street art showing an endangered ‘alae ‘ula, or common Hawaiian gallinule, that he created.

Contributed by Trysen Kaneshige

Trysen Kaneshige helped create the artwork for the “Cat Safe, Wildlife Safe, Cats Belong Indoors” slogan.

LIHU‘E — Over the past two months, local artist Trysen Kaneshige has painted murals of Hawai‘i’s native waterbirds and seabirds at the office of Archipelago Research and Conservation in Hanapepe, and at his hale in ‘Oma‘o.