Glass Art by Daniel Moe
Hawaii glass artist Daniel Moe lives with his family in Kalapana, on the Big Island, just a few miles away from the active Kilauea volcano and the blue waters of the Pacific.
Daniel created the Kalapana Kai collection to show the raw power of Hawaii’s ocean. The surging Pacific waters crest and explode into geysers of force and passion, sustaining us and creating new life. Each wave is a new, wondrous symbol of the beauty and power of nature.
Martin & MacArthur: A 60 Year Legacy of Fine Koa Furniture
CEO says no live trees are cut – only trees that are fallen, dead or dying
In the cavernous 35,000-square-foot Martin & MacArthur workshop in Kalihi, Bach Nguyen leans over a 2-by-4-foot piece of Acacia koa – its proper name – moving a small hand-sander back and forth, back and forth, smoothing the board that will become the top of a dresser.
His right hand works the sander, his left leans on the board, feeling for texture, measuring the smoothness with the practiced touch of a master craftsman.
For 25 years Nguyen has worked here as one of the company’s 30 craftsmen – each with their own “bench” space in the warehouse workshop that produces handmade koa furniture.
Northern California craftsman Neal DeVore creates exquisite natural-edge vessels with burled woods. Neal is a self-taught lathe-turner. He proudly uses woods predominantly from the West Coast including Redwood, Amboyna, Buckeye, Maple, Myrtle, Carob, Mulberry, Olive and Walnut.
Neal says, “Mother Nature never ceases to amaze me with the beauty that leaps out of every lump of burled wood.
All wood is sourced from renewable, eco-friendly suppliers. Proudly made in America.
Eva Makk has been called “the world’s foremost living impressionist painter.” Her husband, Americo Makk, was an internationally acclaimed master painter and the portrait artist of two United States presidents. Their son, A.B. Makk, is an international award-winning painter. The family now lives in Hawaii.
For over half a century, art by the Makks has touched the hearts and minds of viewers around the world. Their work has been the focus of numerous major public exhibitions, including Carnegie International Center (NY), U.S. Senate Rotunda (Washington, D.C.), Monaco Intercontinental Exhibition (Paris), St. Stephen Museum (Hungary).