Hawai’i. My new home.
Hawai’i is dripping with rainbows, I can watch them skip across the sky on rainy afternoons.
Hawaii is a shock to my system. A Mexican avocado cost about US$1 in Japan, yet here in Hawaii the same avocado is usually sold for US$2.49. Ouch!
Hey, I thought to my self, go local and eat pineapple instead. I don’t think I’ve seen a pineapple smaller than 5lbs and as much as I love pineapple I don’t think I could eat all that before it went bad.
In between these experiences on my new island home I continue my wire crochet explorations. A bit of layering…
a bit of pattern testing…
More layers with more colors…
Being surrounded by water I am already feeling the influence of the ocean and have created a 2D wave patterned waterdrop design.
Sadly, I have also recently learned that 27, 000 gallons of fuel have leaked from storage containers directly above the drinking water aquifer for a large area of Oahu. This pushes my thoughts on the world’s water crisis to the forefront of my mind yet again.
Created a wire crocheted 3D non-potable water drop from colored copper wire.
I have been very lucky to have met some very wonderful people since moving here and already have a group show coming up August 8 at Square Barrels.
Secondly, I have had the opportunity to join a small group to complete a public art project tentatively scheduled for a Sept 2015 completion. Spent some time this week working on prototype Helmet Urchin designs for that public art project.
I’m happy to say I’m busy. The good kind of busy.
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