Artist, world traveler, activist, writer, professor
  View from the Sun , 2017   Torn magazine pages, paper, glue

Mixed Media

Press your fingers through the ether.

  View from the Sun , 2017   Torn magazine pages, paper, glue

View from the Sun, 2017

Torn magazine pages, paper, glue

 For this project, I used exclusively the images that 5th Graders from Lanakila Elementary School had torn out of vintage magazines — these images represented planet Earth to them.

For this project, I used exclusively the images that 5th Graders from Lanakila Elementary School had torn out of vintage magazines — these images represented planet Earth to them.

 The white exterior is made of scrap white paper that the students also discarded. The only other material used was glue.

The white exterior is made of scrap white paper that the students also discarded. The only other material used was glue.

 I envision this “View from the Sun” as a collection of ghost planets, some hidden inside others, which we can glimpse inside.

I envision this “View from the Sun” as a collection of ghost planets, some hidden inside others, which we can glimpse inside.

 The vintage images of the past echoing the ideals of future generations. And the enduring optimism that nature will always be more powerful and resilient than we are.

The vintage images of the past echoing the ideals of future generations. And the enduring optimism that nature will always be more powerful and resilient than we are.

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