Plastic Fantastic

To take advantage of the free admission on the first Wednesday of the month, David and I drove to Spaulding House (The Contemporary Art Museum) in Makiki to view the special art exhibit, Plastic Fantastic (click on the photos to enlarge them):

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Plastic is defined as polyethylene, PVC, nylon, etc., that can be molded into shape while soft and then set into a rigid or slightly elastic form. Plastic Fantastic looks at the history of the man-made material through art, and how artists today are tackling issues of plastic pollution and its lasting effect on our world.

This is the entrance to the museum:

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Lucite columns on Formica-covered bases, created by Vasa Velizar Mihich:

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Two string bags, made of plastic twine in Papua New Guinea:

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Vessel with Hares, made by Ken Ferguson, and Propagation Project, made by Junko Mori:

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Collaboration, 2010, by John Mydock and Greg Smith:

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Calabash, by an unknown Hawaiian artist:

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This was plastic debris in Hawaii, fashioned into interesting objects:

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This type of debris often ends up in the bellies of sea birds and fish.  It was very sad to note that though beautiful art can be made from plastic, it is also true that plastic can kill.

We saw more of the exhibit, but I have decided to end this post here.

We exited the museum, and saw this statue to the left and my little blue car over yonder.  I had driven my car, but David’s handicap placard allowed us to park close to the museum, one of the perks of being handicapped.  Other drivers were turned away, because the parking lot was full:

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We concluded our museum visit with lunch at The Pineapple Room in Macy’s Ala Moana:

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Here’s some of the food we consumed:


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Chicken soup:

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David and I had a good time!

7 Responses to “Plastic Fantastic”

  1. DJan Says:

    Interesting museum exhibit. Plastic bags are banned in grocery stores here in Bellingham to protect the fish.

  2. Christine Says:

    What a lovely outing and interesting!

  3. anonymousonthemainland! Says:

    Target in Portland Oregon only uses paper..Read an interesting article about rent in our local newspaper here in Vancouver Washington, it also stated that Hawaii has the highest cost of income needed to live there..California has 10 places that place them in the top tiers, California and Washington DC are the highest rent and Hawaii third..But our little town is the highest in the state next to Seattle Washington making it impossible to rent a two bedroom for anykind of reasonable money earned, Seattle is prohibitive as the highest in the state, well that is sad, since you cannot eat the weather and the beauty of Seattle and here it gets hotter than a pepper plant tomorrow suppose to be 100 and sunday 101 and no let up, I would rather spend my time and money in your state, at least the spirit of generosity the sunshine, the juju of the island people and their many cultures helps to take the sting away from the cost of living there, we ususally get 260 days of rain and gloom but not now due to global warming, we are heading to the coast to a tiny cabin to enjoy the weekend, even our kittehs will be in a feline only vet office keeping cool, no need to make them suffer, we steal away to a tiny cabin with childhood friends, we cannot take the 100 degree plus days and no relief from the humidity..I dream of visiting Hawaii again, it is the most peaceful place I ever got to live for 6 months, hard to go back to san diego..Now California is a hellhole and not many jobs and no one can actually own a house whatsoever, who wants to live like that, aloha and continued health getting better, I chant for you and pray daily, aloha..The lunch looked great, Aloha and the place you went to was FABULOUS!

  4. Olga Says:

    You two do have interesting excursions.

  5. SchmidleysScribblins Says:

    Happy you had a great time. I assume you are feeling much better.

  6. Linda Starr Says:

    free admission and great exhibit, love the tree at the entrance, you two look relaxed.

  7. DeniseinVA Says:

    A very interesting exhibit and a very nice end to your outing. The food looks very tasty.

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