Honolulu Lines

Honolulu is a city of lines. Towering palm trees, the jagged edges of the Ko'olau Mountains, modernist architecture, waves marching towards the Waikīkī shore, the sturdy shape of an outrigger canoe. Lines everywhere.

Being the half of Highlights that is from the Mainland, this was my initial take of Honolulu. And each time I visited thereafter, the more these lines stood out.

 
 
 photos clockwise from top left: Waikiki palm trees, Ko'olau Mountains, IBM building, public restroom.

photos clockwise from top left: Waikiki palm trees, Ko'olau Mountains, IBM building, public restroom.

 
 

Whenever I returned to Honolulu, I would photograph and sketch as much as I could. When traveling to a new location, and you're not sure if you'll have a chance to return, you catalogue as much as possible. Especially when it's a place that delivers unlimited inspiration.

The funny thing about inspiration is that it can sit in the dark, whether that's on a shelf or in the back of your mind, until it manifests. It wasn't until years later that some of those sketches started to take on more weight as a potential project. Figuring out what that project would be came next.

 
 
 drawings from sketchbook

drawings from sketchbook

 
 

Creating sculptures for product was always enticing. Sculptures that can live with our products. Sculptures that can create a dialogue with our products. Clean, graphic, linear, and utilitarian. This is the start of HLTS Sculpture Series. The more products to come, the more sculptures. Below are the first three.

(shot by Will Anderson)