Courtesy: SFCA

Lava Forest

Hilo, Hawaii

Toshiko Takaezu

Hilo International Airport, Front courtyard, 2450 Kekuanaoa Street, Hilo, Hawaii, 96720
Date:  1980
Placement:  airports
Artwork Type:  sculpture (visual work)
Material:  ceramic (material)
Description:  Toshiko Takaezu’s signature closed form pieces often reflect elements in nature. In the 1970s, inspired by trees that had been damaged by lava on the Big Island, she began producing tall, slender cylindrical forms. These “tree forms” are typically displayed in small groupings to mimic a forest landscape.

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