Alan Wilkinson, Oahu

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Curly Koa

A few years ago I was walking through a lava field on the Big Island hoping to see the molten lava spill into the sea. It was hot and dusty with no vegetation for miles.

I happened to notice one lady bug resting on a piece of lava.
This experience later came through as the abstracted design
on the table base and chair backs in the red dot.

A more subtle inspiration came through my studies in sculpture and Asian art history at the University of Hawaii.

This is a speculation piece, the first major one in 25 years done without a clients input. The design was based on experience and a chance to use ideas that were either new or not used in the past.
What I see in the finished piece are proportionate sculptural forms with a contemporary Asian feel.

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