Imago Mundi Project – Hawaii

The Imago Mundi Project came to Hawai’i early this year and I chose to participate, to show how Hawaii has impacted me.

Provided with a small, wood platform in which to express such a massive change I chose to use acrylic paint. A medium I only recently embraced and in ocean blue colors in which I only recently felt my soul inhaled by truly living in Hawai’i.

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Imago Mundi – Hawaii by Deanna Gabiga

The results of the Imago Mundi Projects’ efforts in Hawaii will be available at Koa Art Gallery at the Book Release Party on Friday, December 15 starting at 3:30PM.

The book Imago Mundi Aloha Spirit is also available online if you are unable to get to Koa Art Gallery.
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Special thanks to my friend @chloetomomi for having gifted me the big set of acrylic paints for which I have had fun experimenting with this popular medium <3
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Imago Mundi – Hawaii by Deanna Gabiga

 

All Four Seasons – My Latest Art Adventures

2015 has been a very eventful year! It’s still going strong and thankfully so am I.

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“The artist must participate in the epoch in which he lives; he must be of his country, of his people if he wants to be authentic.” – Francesco Oller

This is a great book about Hawaiian Islands history. A good outline of what various people brought here or what drew them here and when they arrived on the islands.

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Found myself in the local library studying again for another botanical art installation. Many of the flora we think of as native to Hawaii are actually imports with some being quite invasive. I began to see myself in some of the species and began to ask questions about what kind of life do I want to have here in Hawaii. Will I become naturalized and flourish here? Or will I be just another non-native, invasive as the Strawberry Guava?

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In between the book studying and meeting new friends, I have found myself playing with the shadows and light as I work on various wire crochet designs.

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SOLD!! Thanks to an art lover, these four seasons have been sold via the Mixed Media Miniature 18  exhibition at Koa Art Gallery. A great way to round out my 4th show of the year!

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My small steps into the world of knitting continue. A failed 2014 New Year’s Resolution has found success in 2015.

Have a great holiday season everyone!

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