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80” x 99” x 14”
Cordage, fishing nets, tin split shot, aluminum
Site-specific installation at the Honolulu Museum of Art, Spalding House, Hawai‘i
My interest in my family’s genealogy and history in Hawai‘i led to memory hiki ami. Over two miles of cordage was hand-knotted onto hanging nets to create the encoded patterns of my family tree and to accurately chronicle my maternal and paternal lines from their arrival in Hawai‘i to the present day. The hiki ami, or pull net, holds particular significance as my grandfather headed a fishing village in He‘eia on O‘ahu's windward coast.
memory hiki ami
Photo: Brandon Kwai Huk Ng