Title: “Coastline Memories"
Subject: Inspired by the natural erosion caused by wind, rain and the ocean along the island of Oahu’s southeast shore. Along this coast is an intriguing geographical spot known as "Halona Blowhole." The blowhole is a natural occurrence formed by molten lava tubes from volcanic eruptions thousands of years ago. The lava tubes run to the ocean and, when the surf is right, the blowhole shoots water up to 30 feet in the air. The larger the waves, the larger the spray.
Overall Dimensions: 18 x 18 x 7 in.
Technique: High fired stoneware, torn slabs, hand built, altered, partially glazed, copper carbonate wash, applied apple tree ash from an orchard in Washington state and gas fired in a reduction atmosphere.
Predominant Colors: Green
Exhibition: 2011 Honolulu Japanese Chamber of Commerce 33rd Annual “Commitment to Excellence” Juried Exhibition, Honolulu Museum of Art School
Price: $1,800 (available at Tagami and Powell Gallery and Gardens)