is a poetic rendering of the ebb and flow of the essential life
energy of the Hawaiian Islands, rendered in hot-cast glass.
The piece makes use
of molten glass to create groupings of "tidal pools,"
whose forms are derived from abstractions of functional and ritual
Hawaiian objects: the coconut cup, gourd, feather cape, poi pounder,
fishhook, and sail.
As one peers into
these glassy pools, images, colors and textures flow in unexpected
currents and there is a sense of the vast, intricate dance that
connects the Ocean, the Earth, the Sky and Hawaiian culture.
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