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“Dream Leaves”

This commission is an entrance feature for both the new Medical School and adjacent Kakaako Waterfront Park. Its forms are derived from images of taro plants, for centuries at the center of Hawaiian life and mythology, providing sustenance both physically and spiritually. The composition of stem-like poles and enormous abstract leaves undulates around two sides of the school, enveloping the landscape, and re-scaling the architecture. Laminated glass details change color from different angles and cast lacy, moving images on the building and walkways. Students and visitors pass under and through “…a garden of the mind, a landscape of botanical memories, wildly out of scale, mingling imagery of leaves, hearts, veins in a vast organic world—strange, comforting, protecting.”

"Dream Leaves"

School campus/Public park

Client: State of Hawai'i, State Foundation on Culture and the Arts

John A. Burns School of Medicine and Kakaako Waterfront Park

Honolulu, Hawaii

Date: March 2005

Dimensions: 72' x 143' x 31'

Materials: Stainless steel, laminated dichroic glass, concrete, and flagstone.


Descriptors: Sculpture, site specific sculpture, exterior sculpture, art, public art, commissioned art, glass art, art glass, laminated glass art, art lighting, illuminated art, illuminated sculpture, night lighting art

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