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HONOLULU DRAWINGS 2008xx

Normally when traveling I've been content to walk around, explore and take photos while visiting art museums and galleries -- a mode that works fine in New York or Paris when you're there for a week or so. But finding myself in Honolulu for an extended stay the last couple of summers, I realized that Waikiki is a different animal altogether, relentless as it is with the shirtless men who are my muse, not only on the beach but in the restaurants, grocery stores, hotel lobbies, even on the bus. So I was tempted to go further than my normal mode and try to have a studio at the same time, namely a sketchpad and a handful of pens I was carrying around, creating a body of work out of a suitcase while living in a hotel room.

Drawing on the aforementioned beaches, and in the same restaurants and hotel lobbies, I was able to enjoy a completely different rythmn of work than I've ever known at home, at the same time surrounded by people who occasionally wandered over to look at what I was up to so long at my favorite Starbuck's table or on some bench in Kapiolani Park, or under a palm tree. And the setting of an extreme tourist spot such as Waikiki posed the enjoyable task of trying to reach beyond the predictable cliches of surfers, babes and palms. The resulting drawings are conflations of those very surfers, palms, tattoos, military guys, pigeons, lobby furniture, waves and restaurant tables, offering intersections between Hockney and Picabia, fact and fiction.

All drawings are ink on paper, 9" x 12"

 

 

HNL'08 # 20, Untitled (Palm, Underarm 1)

 

HNL'08 # 31, Untitled (Wild hair wreath)

HNL'08 # 16, THE WAR MEMORIAL

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HNL'08 # 4, SHIP TO SHORE

 

HNL'08 # 50, Untitled (palm, football)

 

HNL'08 # 27, Untitled (wave bubble)

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HNL'08 # 1 A NEW DAY (MAHALO)

 

HNL'08 # 34, Untitled (palm wreath)

 

HNL'08 # 25, Untitled (wave tattoos)

     

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HNL'08 # 47, Untitled (surfer, palm, chin )

HNL'08 # 17, Untitled (grass umbrella) 

 

HNL'08 # 22, Untitled (palm tattoos, back 1)

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HNL'08 # 43, Untitled (palms, baseball hats) 

 

HNL'08 # 8, THE BREAKTHROUGH

 

HNL'08 # 13, TWO TABLES AWAY
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HNL'08 # 7, WAVE STUDY

HNL'08 # 9, FROM A CAFE WINDOW

HNL'08 # 37, Untitled (cellphone, wave bubbles)

     

HNL'08 # 18, Untitled (tree huggers Kapiolani)

 

HNL'08 # 19, Untitled (palm shorts)
 

HNL'08 # 26, Untitled (headphones, wave bubbles)
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HNL'08 # 10, PALMS    Sold

HNL'08 # 11
THERE ARE MANY WAYS TO START A STORY

HNL'08 # 12, FROM HERE TO ETERNITY

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HNL'08 # 32, Untitled (palm, marine)

 

HNL'08 #02 Untitled (palms, hair wave)

 

HNL'08 # 33, Untitled (palm pick)

     

 

HNL'08 # 38, Untitled (palm, underarm crouch)

HNL'08 # 5, Untitled (surfer washing ankle)

 

HNL'08 # 42, JUST THE SOUND OF IT

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HNL'08 # 44, Untitled (cloudhead)

HNL'08 # 39, Untitled (palm chewer)

 

HNL'08 # 45, Untitled (palm, backpacker)
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HNL'08 # 46, Untitled (palm grab)

HNL'08 # 14, Untitled (hotel lobby)

HNL'08 # 48, WET SUITS ME FINE

     

HNL'08 # 15, THE APPOINTMENT

 

HNL'08 # 49, Untitled (palm carrier)
 

HNL'08 # 51, THUMBS UP (MAHALO)

 

 

 

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TATTOO DETOUR series
     
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Drawings from Honolulu
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TATTOO DETOUR 8
Drawings from Honolulu
2014

 

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TATTOO DETOUR 7
Drawings from Honolulu
2013

 

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Drawings from Honolulu
2012

           
 

 

TATTOO DETOUR 5
Drawings from Honolulu
2011

  



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Drawings from Honolulu
2010

  

TATTOO DETOUR 3
Drawings from Honolulu
2009

  

TATTOO DETOUR 2
Drawings from Honolulu
2008
  

 

 

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Drawings from Honolulu
2007

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