#88. Ka Piko (the center) 5″ x 6″ x 2.5″

This piece was created for the Imago Mundi Project. Imago Mundi is the collection of works commissioned and collected by Luciano Benetton, under the auspices of the Fondazione Benetton Studi Ricerche.

Like many words in the Hawai’ian language, piko has overlapping and intertwined meanings: center, navel, umbilical cord, blood relative, genitals, summit of mountain or volcano. This work is in response to the controversy surrounding the construction of the Thirty Meter Telescope on the summit of Mauna Kea.

Polymer, acrylic pigment, gold leaf, wood frame.