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TATTOO
DETOUR: 1
Fort Honolulu
and the USS Waikiki

2007

 

Finding myself happily in Honolulu for an extended period of time this summer, I began to draw at the beach, in hotel lobbies and restaurants. 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. Conflations of those very surfers, palms, tattoos, military guys, pigeons, lobby furniture, waves and Starbuck's tables, the images offer intersections between fantasy and reality, fact and fiction.

 

 

HNL'07 #38 Untitled (surfboard/palms)

 

HNL'07 #66 Untitled (Queen Kapiolani Lobby #2)

 

HNL'07 #77: NEW SONG ON AN ANCIENT TUNE

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HNL'07 #51 Untitled (Royal Hawaiian Lobby #2)

 

HNL'07 #14, Untitled (Tabletop Surfers#1)

 

HNL'07 #41 Untitled (pigeons on Surfboard)

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HNL'07 #34 READING ABOUT IT IN A BOOK

 

HNL'07 #21 OHANA SURFRIDER

 

HNL'07 #76 DESCRIPTIONS OF IT

     

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HNL'07 #25 HAPPY TATTOO'S

 

HNL'07 #36: THE BEST OF TIMES

 

HNL'07 #83 (Untitled) (Shark Tattoo)

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Honolulu Drawing #78:
FORT HONOLULU AND THE USS WAIKIKI

 

Honolulu Drawing #64:
A PAGE FROM JAMES JONES

 

Honolulu Drawing #40:
ARMY'S WORST DAY
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HNL'07 #87: Untitled (Stars)

 

HNL'07 #48: NO IDEAS TOMORROW EITHER

 

HNL'07 #29: THE BANYAN BOXER

     

 

HNL'07 #49 Untitled (Jump)

 

HNL'07 #26 MAHALO
 

HNL'07 #52 Untitled (Surfboards/clouds)
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HNL'07 # 46  IF SURFBOARDS COULD TALK

 

HNL'07 #18 Untitled (Shower / Umbrella)

 

HNL'07 #16 Untitled (Tabletop Surfer #2)

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