Miniature Landscape at Honolulu Academy of Arts

I will be the Orvis Artist in Residence at the Honolulu Academy of Art starting this Saturday, May 14th. This work will be made specifically for the Academy utilizing locally available natural materials. Natural pigment samples will be sculpted into handmade conical shapes in collaboration with museum visitors on Saturdays from 10-4:30 and Sundays from 1-4pm. These cones will collectively form a miniature landscape that will be displayed outdoors in the Banyan courtyard. The cone-making process will be demonstrated in Gallery 30 and the public is invited to sculpt cones that will be a part of the outdoor installation. The goal of this work is to revitalize people’s connection to the land we live on, revealing the wealth and diversity of the soil via a site-determined installation. The work will slowly unfold over the course of my residency period from May 14- June 25th, 2011. Please come by and participate! More information can be found on the Academy’s website by clicking HERE as well as the AloHAA blog.