Pineapple to Sugar

The ¬†imagery in the work Pineapple Girl Series will transform from a pineapple into sugar. The idea comes from the pineapple and sugar plantations in Hawaii and how my father ‘s family worked on both after migrating to Hawaii in the late 1920’s. I am interested in the visual of disintegration that references the culture of Hawaii slowly disintegrating due to the effects of colonization and commercialization of the Islands. It also reminds me of how my past relatives’ cultural histories and traditions ¬†have slowly dematerialized through me a 3rd generation American Asian woman tied to no place or peoples. Video shooting for this project should start this month. This will be the first video work shot in a professional studio using a green screen and implementing Adobe After Effects to edit the work.

Dole Maze
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