'Imi a Loa'a

These paintings titles are a 'oleo no'eau (Hawaiian proverb) which translates to Search until you've found the answer. Produced for the graduation show at University of Hawaii, the paintings were investigative of personal biological and spiritual questions. The process of making these paintings reveals the human truths about art and culture. I, as a graduating bachelor in fine arts student had a lot of questions about where art comes from. I set fourth a painting project that would follow out some of my cultural teachings while also questioning new philosophical ideas of interconnectivity and biology. 

'IMI, 2014, oil on canvas, 90"x66"