As a visual artist, I began painting these new pieces with the mission to depict Wayne Kaumualii Westlake’s poetry as raw and unfiltered as possible. Constructing images with a blend of typographical effects, the pieces become alive as they convey meaning along with visual significance. This style that I have full-heartedly embraced can be referred to as visual poetry. 

Manifesto_(24" x 30")

The Oozing_(24"x30")

Writing Characters_(24"x24")

Silent Buddha_(24"x24")

Don't stop_(24"x24")

Pigs eat dead man's meat_(24"x24")

Everything is poetry to me_(16"x20") _SOLD_

Icarus in a corner_(16"x20")

After the Thunderstorm_(16"x20")

Jesus Rap_(16"x20")

Jack Kerouac's bones_(16"x20")

The Coconut_(16"x20")

Hawaiians eat fish_(16"x20")

Jesus Freaks_(16"x20")

Poets can't buy poestry_(16"x20")

A joke_(16"x20")


On the beach_(16"x20")

After the poetry reading_(16"x20")

Sixdays cloudy_(16"x20")

To the spirit of ishikawa Takuboku_(16"x20")_SOLD_

Visual Poetry ~ Inspired by Wayne Kamualii Westlake
Exhibit from February 10 to April 9, 2022 at Fishcake
This show is related to a theme in the Hawaiʻi Triennial (February 18, 2022 to May 8, 2022) featured at the Hawaiʻi State Art Museum that focuses on Native/non-Native collaborations, including work edited, published, produced or designed by ʻElepaio Press (1976 to present) together with the literary magazine Seaweeds and Constructions (1976-1984) and Westlake: Poems by Wayne Kaumualii Westlake (1947-1984) published by the University of Hawaiʻi Press in 2009. 
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