"THE AHUPUA'A / LAULIMA" - DANIEL K. INOUYE INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT HAWAII CAR RENTAL FACILITY, HONLULU, USA
in collaboration with Carol Bennett
CLIENT: Hawaii State Foundation on Culture and the Arts for CONRAC
Artist: Carol Bennett
Photo credits: Linnie Morris
Technique: Hand Painted and airbrushed enamels with gold and silver leafing on tempered glass.
DESCRIPTION: "The Ahupua’a/ Laulima symbolizes the natural abundance found from the mountains to the sea and draws inspiration from biomimicry- the commonality of disparate shapes and forces in nature."
The Ahupua’a is an ancient Hawaiian system of land division that promotes sustainability, each community maintains a pie shapes parcel (usually a valley) that provides resources found only in the mountains, the flatlands, the shoreline and the ocean.
Laulima means many helping hands.
I am creatively drawn to biomimicry, how shapes in nature are repeated with different purposes. Polka dots occur in my composition~ they can represent spores on leafs, fish scales, condensation, bubbles in water and atoms as well.
The underlying huge compositional dynamics in my design are simply two 90 ft. Circles, one hugs the ground and the other hugs the sky and they and they are the “ mountains and sky” that I superimposed my design elements upon.