A new piece of mine – titled “Make” – is currently on display at Kit & Ace in Ala Moana. It will be up through the month of March and can be viewed anytime during store hours.
The artwork is a memento mori of sorts – 100 individual leaf “skeletons” were gathered to make 100 individual cyanotype photograms (photographic prints made without a camera), thus preserving a moment in each leaf’s phase of decomposition. Arrange in such a way to create the sense of movement, the leaves reject the perceived lifeless-ness of dead objects. The title itself is a play on two definitions of the word; in English, to “make” means to create or compose, while in ʻŌlelo Hawaiʻi, “make” means to die or perish. Juxtaposing these two definitions brings to mind the cyclical nature of creation and destruction.