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):
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:
Lucite columns on Formica-covered bases, created by Vasa Velizar Mihich:
Two string bags, made of plastic twine in Papua New Guinea:
Vessel with Hares, made by Ken Ferguson, and Propagation Project, made by Junko Mori:
Collaboration, 2010, by John Mydock and Greg Smith:
Calabash, by an unknown Hawaiian artist:
This was plastic debris in Hawaii, fashioned into interesting objects:
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:
We concluded our museum visit with lunch at The Pineapple Room in Macy’s Ala Moana:
Here’s some of the food we consumed:
David and I had a good time!