The theme is still very much oriented towards environmentalism and lets us take a look into this beautiful island that I call home. This is probably my most ambitious piece to date as far as time, materials and locations incorporated. I have to say that the effort was well worth it considering the final result.
It all started by collecting images of Maui for inspiration. The goal was to share with viewers what I see when I look out over this ocean view.
I used a Keahou surfboard 7 feet 5 inches long. A Keahou is a very tough, yet light and extremely buoyant board that was made in the 1950’s. It has a pronounced nose and tail, with a rounded bottom contour. Keahous were popular for a lot of things, but most notably for ikebana flower arrangement. They were used to hold…
The beautiful Akaka Falls State Park in Hilo, Hawaii is home to a 400-foot cascade of water that flows over the edge of the Kolekole Stream into an idyllic blue pool at its base. The name Akaka in Hawaiian roughly translates to “rippling water” which is exactly what the stream does here as it flows over the edge of the…
The painting 76 Rodeo, CA. #2 was done after the work done in April 2010 when I visited an area about 30 miles east of Los Angeles that is known for its oil wells and industry along the freeway. The landscape is filled with hard edges and surrounded by a lot of pollution. When I was working on the oil…