"Tides" 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.

July 2008

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