Kaho’olawe (often spelled Kahoolawe), one of the main Hawaiian islands, is uninhabited. Used by the U.S. Navy for bombing practice for decades, it is off limits except to a few scientists and student/work groups restoring its native vegetation and conducting research.
Here the almost-forgotten island’s intriguing shape and near-barren surface become the focus of the composition.
acrylic on stretched canvas, 16″x12″ (3/4″ spreaders)
in 1.5″-deep “floater frame” (black)