Another Maui Mystery
This large stone sculpture sits in front of a fenced-in home on a non-major Kihei, Maui street. I have driven by it countless times in the last 16 years I've lived on Maui. Friends and family speculate on what it represents: a lizard, a dinosaur, a snake, or a Maui-the-demigod fish hook are some of the ideas put forth by others.
It sits near a overgrown gully (which you can't see in this photo), and many years ago, a Portuguese elder who grew up on Maui told me that gullies are considered negative energy portals--of course, her input fueled the mystery for me. She said she would never live a gully. Why has this sculpture been placed here? By whom? The current owners bought the property behind it quite a number of years ago after the former tenant passed on, and the sculpture was already there. Who knows how long it's been there. It is a Maui mystery to be sure.