Art as Wayfinding
Imagine using only the constellations to cross the ocean. The Polynesian wayfinders navigated uncharted waters using the star anchored behind them to forge ahead. My paintings also reference the past to chart a novel course. They are explorations orienting identity in time.
I utilize multiple layers, a process that lends itself to not only the idea of time passing but also of movements of the spirit going on just below the surface.
My work is an invitation to notice your life, to pause, and to reorient forward using the familiar blinking star on the aft horizon.
Sarah Taylor Ko
The Palila Project
An invitational show celebrating the critically endangered Hawaiian honeycreeper, palila.
Viewing online and in person from July 21th, 2021 at Viewpoints Gallery 3620 Baldwin Avenue, Makawao, Maui, Hawaii.
Celestial Navigation 20" x 32"
How They Left the Island 12" x 12" (shown here)
Coronation 24" x 24"
Selected for the Waimea Arts Council Show
celebrating all kinds of freedom.
The show runs
August 6th- September 25th, 2021
67-1201 Mamalahou Hwy
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