41 1/4” x 43 1/4” x 1 1/2"
Oil on panel in koa frame
Big Pineapple and King Cane, a pair of oval paintings, depict scenes of Hawai‘i based on my visits in 2003 and 2006. Both show what remained of the once mighty sugar and pineapple industries at that time. The koa frames, echoing the crowns of the Kalākaua monarchy and the pineapple top, reference the status these industries once held in the islands. In Big Pineapple, fields on the Wahiawa plain are left unharvested and fallow as the land awaits decisions for its future use.