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A few years ago I moved to Hawi and started exploring the Kohala coast from Kawaihae to Pololu Valley. I was drawn to this otherworldly landscape and began making sculptures and site-specific installations using solely organic materials found in their natural state.


In this series, “Ephemeral” I survey the human imprint on the physical environment, its side-effects and the passage of time. Many of the critical issues facing modern society are the result of human-modified ecosystems shaped by our activities.


The common denominator of these pieces is my impulse to generate geometric order from random chaos; a way to emphasize human impression upon the natural world, and how these modified ecological systems struggle and fight back to find precarious balance.


Charred drift wood, tung oil, wood pallet
Dimensions variable

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