Edition of 40
Size 20 inches tall, 18 inches long, and 9 inches deep.
The artist stepped out of his comfort zone on this one. For more than 20 years, Hal Slear and his brother Tim have been trying to talk David into creating a Hawaiian piece. Well they finally succeeded.
Hula is a dance form accompanied by chant (oli) or song (mele). It was developed in the Hawaiian Islands by the Polynesians who originally settled there. The hula dramatizes or portrays the words of the oli or mele in a visual dance form.Two categories of the dance being Hula 'Auana and Hula Kahiko. Ancient hula, as performed before Western encounters with Hawaii?i, is called kahiko. It is accompanied by chant and traditional instruments.
The following video shows the creation of Island Song from start to finished clay.