Nearly 80 years ago, artist Georgia O’Keeffe produced paintings inspired by the Hawaiian Islands, displaying her masterful ability to capture the spirit of her environment and make herself at home anywhere in the world.
Photographer Francis Haar documented parts of Chinatown and Pālama—known as ‘A‘ala in the 1960s—while they were being demolished, capturing some of the final images of a Honolulu that has since disappeared.
Multi-media artist Tom Sewell sees art where others see decay. In one of his most ambitious installations, he repurposed massive metal plates discarded by Maui’s last sugar mill and assembled them into large-scale sculptures that are sprinkled across his 17-acre estate in Ha‘ikū.
The drape of a kīhei. A family heirloom handed down. A body-hugging dress. In the following portraits, we gathered people from all walks of life and disciplines to look at the diverse array of garments that most empower them.
Arthur “Toots” Anchinges takes off on a wave. The cacophony of surfers pauses for a moment to watch as Toots, in retro boardshorts that hit mid-thigh, channels the 1950s Waikīkī Beach Boys’ hot-dogging style.