MIXED MEDIA - HAWAIIAN FIBRE
My paintings include different natural materials of Hawaii, like fibers from Hawaiian plants (I am educated in the old Hawaiian traditon of kapa making), driftwood, bark of trees, sand and so on. Many of my paintings are based on the old Hawaiian tradition of Kapa making. which begins with the harvest of the bark and continues through the whole process of beating the bark to get a fine kappa. For my use, I go one step further, expand the bark and change the form very intuitively until I feel a harmony in myself and a connection to the colors on the canvas. It is my desire to be a bridge between the modern abstract art and the old tradition of the Hawaiian culture.
MIXED MEDIA - HAWAIIANISCHE NATURFASER INTEGRIERT IN MODERNE ABSTRAKTE ART