Larger Than Memory T-shirt (X-Large)
Artwork: 'Ike Maka 1 of 8, 2020 by Ian Kuali'i (Kanaka Maoli)
Ian Kuali'i is a multidisciplinary self-taught artist of Hawaiian/Apache ancestry whose career spans two decades working in murals, large-scale cut paper, prints, and site-specific installations. While trying to simplify his technique as a graffiti writer, he discovered stenciling and realized an appreciation of the “cut” more than the paint, thus finding his preferred medium of hand-cut paper. From a single sheet of paper using an X-ACTO blade as his tool, his hand-cut paper portraits, journal entries and scenes are masterfully rendered with a blend of loose urban contemporary techniques and collaged found materials. He describes his creative process as “The meditative process of destroying to create.” His work is a balance between “the rough and the delicate” while exploring ideas of modern progress, biodiversity and the foundation of one’s own history.
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