ARTIST, PRINTMAKER, PAINTER, PHOTOGRAPHER
......................................................................................................................................................................................................................
Shared Skies

Shared Skies

Physically, the apapane cannot be larger than a Navy airplane, but could it be more important?


 

'Apapane Prayer Flag

'Apapane Prayer Flag

'Apapane Prayer Flag 51" x 36" 

Imagine planet Earth as a small swimming pool. A pool of life which we all must share.  May we all live in peace together.

 

Enter the Anthropocene

Enter the Anthropocene

43" x 43"

Dominion I

Dominion I

20" x 28"

Genesis 1:26

Then God said, “Let Us make man in Our image, according to Our likeness; let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, over the birds of the air, and over the cattle, over all the earth and over every creeping thing that creeps on the earth.”

'Apapane at Thurston Lava Tube

'Apapane at Thurston Lava Tube

16"x20"

Photographic composite

 

Joy of Apapane

Joy of Apapane

The apapane is a native Hawaiian bird whose long-term survival is in question - as is our own. Can we learn to live together in harmony?

43"H x 56"W
 

APAPANE SUNSET

APAPANE SUNSET

Apapane Sunset 16" x 20"

Montage photograph of Hawaiian native species of bird "apapane" and Hawaii Island seacliff.

'Apapane at Halemaumau

'Apapane at Halemaumau

12" x 36"

Volcanoes National Park, Hawaii. Photographic composite

 

'Apapane at Kilauea Iki

'Apapane at Kilauea Iki

12" x 18"

'Apapane Sunset

'Apapane Sunset

16" x 20" and larger

Hawaii

'Apapane Diaspora

'Apapane Diaspora

Mosquito onslaughts continue unabated, bringing the dreaded bird malaria. Daily, old friends vanish, our children die young. Humans listen eagerly, joyfully, for us to sing our song in the rain . . . as they build more of their houses in our forest. Johnny and Diane fly away looking for new land, new opportunity, a chance at life. They find only the dry, cold, upper slopes of Mauna Kea and Mauna Loa, the food there unsuitable to their bodies. At night no rest, the Daniel K. Inouye Highway a dagger strike between the mountains.

When Apapane Filled the Skies

When Apapane Filled the Skies

When Apapane Filled the Skies 28" x 42" 

“When ‘Apapane Filled the Skies” presents a pre-contact Hawaiian Hula Kahiko dancer and three ‘apapane in flight. The lines etched in the sky are from a sundial in Kalākaua Park in Hilo, Hawaii, gifted to the people of Hilo in 1877. For me, it represents the ominous beginning of contact with Western peoples as well as the initiation of "Western Time" in Hawaii.

Uncounted species of flora and fauna have gone extinct in the Hawaiian Islands, as elsewhere across the planet, and the onslaught continues at a frightening pace.

The problems cannot be ignored, yet the answers are elusive.

APAPANE SUNRISE

APAPANE SUNRISE

Apapane Sunrise 40" x 40" - 2013

Photo of apapane superimposed on an abstract background representative of forest canopy.

Hotel Street Seance

Hotel Street Seance

Missionary 'Apapane

Missionary 'Apapane

'Apapane Flight to Glory

'Apapane Flight to Glory

'APAPANE CAVORT IN WAIPIO VALLEY

'APAPANE CAVORT IN WAIPIO VALLEY

18" x 27"

Made in collaboration with David Hubbard

Apapane Greeting Card - "Wish You Weren't Here!"

Apapane Greeting Card - "Wish You Weren't Here!"

Two birds flying where? What happens when they get there? More choices ahead. This haiku-like greeting card text indicates the existential dilemma that faces all native Hawaiian species.
But is it their dilemma or ours?

45"H x 36"W

Transformation

Transformation

Sanctuary

Sanctuary

24" x 30" A sanctuary for the 'apapane and for all wildlife is needed to protect from the onslaught of human encroachment. Although money drives the encroachment, money is also needed for protection.

Shared Skies

Physically, the apapane cannot be larger than a Navy airplane, but could it be more important?


 

'Apapane Prayer Flag

'Apapane Prayer Flag 51" x 36" 

Imagine planet Earth as a small swimming pool. A pool of life which we all must share.  May we all live in peace together.

 

Enter the Anthropocene

43" x 43"

Dominion I

20" x 28"

Genesis 1:26

Then God said, “Let Us make man in Our image, according to Our likeness; let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, over the birds of the air, and over the cattle, over all the earth and over every creeping thing that creeps on the earth.”

'Apapane at Thurston Lava Tube

16"x20"

Photographic composite

 

Joy of Apapane

The apapane is a native Hawaiian bird whose long-term survival is in question - as is our own. Can we learn to live together in harmony?

43"H x 56"W
 

APAPANE SUNSET

Apapane Sunset 16" x 20"

Montage photograph of Hawaiian native species of bird "apapane" and Hawaii Island seacliff.

'Apapane at Halemaumau

12" x 36"

Volcanoes National Park, Hawaii. Photographic composite

 

'Apapane at Kilauea Iki

12" x 18"

'Apapane Sunset

16" x 20" and larger

Hawaii

'Apapane Diaspora

Mosquito onslaughts continue unabated, bringing the dreaded bird malaria. Daily, old friends vanish, our children die young. Humans listen eagerly, joyfully, for us to sing our song in the rain . . . as they build more of their houses in our forest. Johnny and Diane fly away looking for new land, new opportunity, a chance at life. They find only the dry, cold, upper slopes of Mauna Kea and Mauna Loa, the food there unsuitable to their bodies. At night no rest, the Daniel K. Inouye Highway a dagger strike between the mountains.

When Apapane Filled the Skies

When Apapane Filled the Skies 28" x 42" 

“When ‘Apapane Filled the Skies” presents a pre-contact Hawaiian Hula Kahiko dancer and three ‘apapane in flight. The lines etched in the sky are from a sundial in Kalākaua Park in Hilo, Hawaii, gifted to the people of Hilo in 1877. For me, it represents the ominous beginning of contact with Western peoples as well as the initiation of "Western Time" in Hawaii.

Uncounted species of flora and fauna have gone extinct in the Hawaiian Islands, as elsewhere across the planet, and the onslaught continues at a frightening pace.

The problems cannot be ignored, yet the answers are elusive.

APAPANE SUNRISE

Apapane Sunrise 40" x 40" - 2013

Photo of apapane superimposed on an abstract background representative of forest canopy.

Hotel Street Seance

Missionary 'Apapane

'Apapane Flight to Glory

'APAPANE CAVORT IN WAIPIO VALLEY

18" x 27"

Made in collaboration with David Hubbard

Apapane Greeting Card - "Wish You Weren't Here!"

Two birds flying where? What happens when they get there? More choices ahead. This haiku-like greeting card text indicates the existential dilemma that faces all native Hawaiian species.
But is it their dilemma or ours?

45"H x 36"W

Transformation

Sanctuary

24" x 30" A sanctuary for the 'apapane and for all wildlife is needed to protect from the onslaught of human encroachment. Although money drives the encroachment, money is also needed for protection.

Shared Skies
'Apapane Prayer Flag
Enter the Anthropocene
Dominion I
'Apapane at Thurston Lava Tube
Joy of Apapane
APAPANE SUNSET
'Apapane at Halemaumau
'Apapane at Kilauea Iki
'Apapane Sunset
'Apapane Diaspora
When Apapane Filled the Skies
APAPANE SUNRISE
Hotel Street Seance
Missionary 'Apapane
'Apapane Flight to Glory
'APAPANE CAVORT IN WAIPIO VALLEY
Apapane Greeting Card - "Wish You Weren't Here!"
Transformation
Sanctuary