Last year I was contacted by a company about creating a set of sculptures, gifts for their most loyal customers. Each year this company selects a local artist to work with and last year it was me. What a great opportunity and what a great policy. The company gets unique art work to gift and the artist gets great exposure in the community.
The sulptures were smaller versions of a series I had done some years back. The designs are my interpretation of the verses of a Hawaiian chant, Ke Ao Nani. The chant celebrates the beauty of our world: the heavens, the land, the mountains and the sea. It reminds us to appreciate all of the many gifts our island home offers each day.
Each design was anchored by the aqua color that is so particular to our sky and sea. The company chose I Luna (the heavens) and i Kai (the sea) as the two desings for the gifts. Though each piece shared one of the two desings, the area of dichroic glass was unique to each piece.