Renowned Hawaiʻi Sculptor’s Work on Display at Honolulu Airport
The artwork of renowned Hawaiʻi sculptor and artist Satoru Abe will be displayed at the Honolulu International Airport.
His work can be seen at the main lobby terminal near the newly renovated cultural gardens.
Abe, now 90 years old, has created more than 8,000 art pieces, many of which have found their way to distinct locations such as the Hawaiʻi State Capitol, Honolulu Museum of Art, Hawaiʻi State Art Museum, Aloha Stadium, Hawaiʻi Convention Center, and his alma mater William McKinley High School.
Abe, along with his grandson Donovan Goto, wanted to create a visceral sensory dynamic by sharing 40 laser engraved wood etched paintings to tell his story. This combination of grandfather and grandson brings the best of traditional artwork blended with high technology to depict themes from nature such as the sun and trees.
As a capstone to this commission Abe is including a special metal sculpture named “Sunburst” presented to DFS and the residents and visitors of Hawaiʻi.
A ceremony at HNL this morning marked the occasion with a memorandum of understanding and a proclamation announcing Feb. 24, 2017 as Satoru Abe Day.
The airport collaboration is made possible through the Hawaiʻi Department of Transportation Airport Division, in coordination with DFS and HMSHost, on behalf of the Airport Concessionaires Committee.