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.