Sunday, October 24, 2010

Hawaiian Song

Hawaiian Song
Woodcut and Monoprint Collage
22" x 30"

Years after I visited Hawaii I made some prints and paintings based on my experience. The Hawaiian culture seemed underwater, or underground, to me. It lay below and next to layers built up by later cultures, and yet it broke through in places. I know this happens everywhere to some extent, but the juxtaposition and contrast was striking, and the magical places were the early culture seeped through struck me with vibrancy and poignancy.