This past summer, my good friend Ashley Katamoto and I traveled around Europe for 3 weeks, eating all the food/getting food poisoning, riding horses/trains/cars/busses, and shooting dozens of rolls of film. When we came back home to Hawaiʻi, we found ourselves with all these amazing images from our trip and we knew we had to do something with them. We ended up selecting 17 images each to create diptychs related by time and location – each image in a diptych was taken in the same place and day as the other (some possibly taken with a few minutes/feet from the other).
The first half of these diptychs (“P.O.V.” featured images from the UK) were up at Kaimuki Library from August – October 2016, while the second half (“2nd P.O.V.” features Spain, Portugal, and the south of France) are currently on display at the same location until December 9, 2016.
Check out the review of “The Lab: Experiments in Photography” put on by the PAʻI Foundation as part of the Maoli Arts Month and curated by Healoha Johnston. Online version HERE or read the print version below:
Exciting things are happening! My newest body of work will be on display starting this week up at Mark’s Garage in Chinatown as part of the Maoli Arts Month. I’m so honored to have my name on the same flyer as these individuals, let alone sharing space with two other amazing photographers! Please come down to the opening reception this First Friday 5/6!
I’ve found myself gravitating towards printmaking a lot more this year, and submitted 2 of my new linocut prints into the 88th Annual Juried Exhibition for the heck of it – not really certain they’d get in or if I’d just thrown my submission money around all willy nilly.
Lo and behold! Both pieces got in! Check out the opening for the show tomorrow (February 24) at the Honolulu Museum of Art School. The exhibition was juried by Paul Mullowney and features a gift print by Don Ed Hardy.
Installation shot of “Make” at Kit & Ace, Ala Moana
installation maquette of “Make”
Close up of cyanotype photograms of leaves
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.
Aloha all! A fiber piece of mine was accepted into this year’s Fiber Hawaii show put on by the Hawaii Craftsmen. The opening was tonight and the show will be up until Nov 22! Stop by and visit the show!
Hey all! In honor of Mother’s Day, the Honolulu Museum of Art will be presenting a free cyanotype card-making workshop next Friday, May 9th at 2:30 at Kaimuki Public Library conducted by Spalding House teaching artists. Open to children, young adults, or I guess anyone with a mother figure. Sign up at Kaimuki Library, or just stop by Friday afternoon!
I got work accepted into the CONTACT show and the Honolulu Museum of Art School, up until April 21st. Go check ‘um out!
“A contemporary art exhibition and community programming that explores the notion of contact as it relates to the Hawaiian Islands, its people, and their experiences. Contemporary artists of all ethnicities and ages delve into a variety of contact-inspired messaging. Accompanying the exhibition is a program of talks and film that encourages audiences to “make contact” with other opinions and perspectives.
Jurors: Lawrence Seward and Jon Staub
Sponsored by the Maoli Arts Alliance (MA‘A), an initiative of the Pu‘uhonua Society, with assistance from ii gallery, Na Mea Hawai‘i, and the PROP Foundation.”
I’ll have work exhibited up at the Spalding House Cafe from Feb 8 – March 8, 2014 as part of an instructor art show. All work on the walls were made by the teaching artists of the See Art Make Art program at Spalding House. My fellow artist/sister-teachers are Andrea Charuk, Dee Olive, and Amelia Samari along with our leader/mentor Brandley Capello.
Please join us for the opening reception Feb 8 from 2:30 to 4pm!