Heliconia Loop, New York Botanical Garden, 2018, Georgia O’Keeffe Exhibit
Reclaimed polypropylene barrels juxtapose the modern with the natural and indigenous world. Below, Shark Infested Table. Right, Hawai’i Land Grab. Far right, Colony.
Honolulu Star-Advertiser, “Artists envision Hawaii in 1,000 years … Mark Chai’s ‘Forever Pele, 2017’ sculpture made from reclaimed wood appears as smooth as obsidian. In the artist’s statement he says, simply, ‘Pele is the past/Pele is now/Pele is the future.'”