Cynthia Moku


Depth Perception Collection

passage iii : mo’olelo

This holographic print is an excerpted detail from the full 15’ modular triptych, Gestures of Engagement Mural. It is available for purchase in the ‘depth perception collection’ of the Gallery Shop.

GEM passage iii : mo’olelo, details the body-art of the two main figures, along with their natural adornments and the sacred objects they hold before us. Mo’olelo refers to ‘treasured story’. The geometric patterns of the female and male’s body art, speaks to us of ancestral lineage and place.

still photos of the subtle animation that flows as we move before the holographic artwork

acrylic on canvas      GEM     15’x 4’   457x122cm

excerpt from a public presentation by the Artist:

The Hawaiian Islands’ natural attunement to grace lokomaikai and beauty nani provided the substantive inspiration for this triptych

The unmatched diversity held within these Islands, which host 27 of the 38 life zones comprising the complete range of habitats on planet Earth, is a dynamic exemplar of a unique enduring coherency within the interplay of our planet’s bio-existence and sentient-inhabitants. As the Artist, I chose to render this spirited achievement through the geometry and poetry of visual voice. Painting a woman and a man of Polynesian heritage, both displaying intentional precise gestures of grace and ancestral story in order to underscore compassion encompassing as a vibrant emergent and essential process between all living species.

In the Hawaiian language this is acknowledged in the expression aloha-aina love of the land.