Spearfishing Omilu Ulua sums up Edward Clark’s life in relation to art and ecology. The artist believes that Hawaiian spearfishing is the pinnacle of sustainable fishing. Learned from our ancestors, it remains our optimal future of sustainable fishing practices. Clark is struck by the relationship between marine life and the process of making hot glass. “Glass is fragile, like our environment, yet it has the strength and ability to endure for ages.”
Join the artist on a journey that will demonstrate the importance of Hawaiian spearfishing culture and glass to societies past, present, and future. The installation focuses on spearfishing and explores its relationship to the modern fishing industry and the marine environment. Visit with Clark as he combines the culture of glass and spearfishing on a grand scale.
Join Us Valentines Day, February 14, from 12-4pm for the celebration reception. See the completed interactive sculpture, enjoy the mermaids, pirates, and other fun activities including the glass catch and release programs.
Work with the artist in the Surface Gallery, Spalding House, Honolulu Museum of Art on these weekend dates:
Saturdays 10am-4pm and Sundays 12-4pm
January 9, 10, 16, 17, 23, 24, 30, 31
February 6, 7, 13, 14
Visit the artist at Glass Arts Association of Hawaii to watch glass be made:
Mondays 11am-5pm and Thursdays 1-6pm.
January 4, 7, 11, 14, 18, 21, 25, 28
February 1, 4, 8, 11
Learn more about Edward Clark and Spearfishing Omilu Ulua on the museum blog.
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This program is generously supported by the Arthur and Mae Orvis Foundation. Learn about the Artist in Residency Orvis Program on the museum website.