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anartsychic commented about Sombrero Playhouse on Jan 27, 2014 at 2:54 pm

Hello! I found this page while searching for my dads art. My dad was Raymond Westfall who did the artwork in The Islands restaurant in Phoenix. He created the magical Black light diamond head painting of Waikiki that had the rain machine built into it. It was placed behind the bar. I was about 6 years old when he made the artwork. I remember him working on it until sunrise until it was finished. When he completed the painting, we all got to go and eat there and dance to the music. I have been searching for the painting panels for years. I hope that they were not destroyed. Without the black light shining on it, the painting would have appeared to have been plain black boards. He used invisible black light paint to create the illusion. Does anyone have any idea what happened to the painting after the islands closed? please message me at if you have any leads to help me find it. Thank you. Please put “THE ISLANDS” in the subject title. Mahalo!