The creative act is not performed by the artist alone; the spectator brings the work in contact with the external world by deciphering and interpreting its inner qualifications and thus adds his contribution to the creative act.— Marcel Duchamp
Spacial interaction and art installations
While I was studying art in Germany, Christo and Jeanne-Claude were at the Documenta 4 in Kassel. Christo said "I am an artist, and I have to have
courage ... Do you know that I don't have any artworks that exist? They
all go away when they're finished."
My first experience with an art installation involved balloons tied on one meter square grids which covered a football field, the balloons created a canopy for people to interact with. The balloons were then placed in a small room, people were allowed to enter in one door and go out the other the effect was like moving through molecules. I use art shows as interactive environments by carefully placing art in the space. Each exhibit is like a 3D sand painting, the artists bring their work in and we create a show. It is truly magical once you see all of the creative energy and how each piece interacts with each other and the audience. After the event the art goes away just like the sands in a sand painting.
"Legacy - Sticks, Stone and Steel" new public art
Art and viewer engagement is critical to the fine arts process, having done many shows over the years I am searching for new models to engage the public and share art. Traditional gallery models are evolving and cities through out the world are are developing new alternatives for the public to interact with art. See Honolulu Micro Site Project
Balance and time are recurring themes in my work. My sculpture was featured in Changing Hands II Art without Reservation, curated by the Museum of Arts & Design, New York. The exhibition included contemporary Native American artists including Hawaiian Artists who are pushing the boundaries and conventions of visual traditions which lay the groundwork for an expanded critical history of Contemporary Art in America. My artistic style is abstract my compositions contrast carefully selected materials which incorporate structural elements that are based on anthropometric relationships to achieve a unique visual and spatial balance. See history Video.