"Green Things" Abundant Growth
I visited Maui Hawaii in 2018. The energy of the island felt so healing and inspiring, especially the landscape of Hana. As I hiked up the Pipiwai trail, I was amazed by the vegetation growing above and bellow me. As I gazed across the numerous waterfalls to the mountain on the other side, my perspective made the giant trees of the jungle covering the mountains look like a million broccoli heads covering the surface. I remember just soaking up the texture in my mind. The other most impactful feature was the volcanic beach of Honokalani. The sand was jet black, something I normally associate with death and lifelines. However out of this black the greenest vegetation i've ever seen was growing from it. This color combination has stuck with me, and this work is a reaction to it.