Courtesy: SFCA

Ua Mau Ke Ea O Ka Aina I Ka Pono

Wailuku, Hawaii

Sean K.L. Browne

Hoapili Hale, Entrance mall, 2145 Main Street, Wailuku, Hawaii, 96793-1679
Date:  1989
Placement:  courthouses
Artwork Type:  sculpture (visual work)
Material:  marble (rock)
Description:  The placement of the three Italian Carrara marble forms is based indirectly upon the coat of arms and seal of the kingdom of Hawaii. The central and frontal placement of the circular component of Browne’s sculpture parallels the ancient themes of taboo and refuge, as embodied in the judiciary system of today. The marble forms on either side of the central sculpture are interpretations of the feathered capes worn by the Hawaiian alii, the men and women considered to be descendants of the gods.

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