Alaska in Hawaii
The lasting connection between Alaska and Hawaii is like a rope made of many strings. Alaska and Hawaii are the last of 31 territories that applied for and achieved statehood, both admitted in 1959. They are also the only two states not bordered by another state, likewise no interstate highway connects them to any other state.
But the ties go deeper by example, Hawaii’s famous Humpback whales migrate back and forth, vacationing in the lovely bay between Maui and Lanai, only to return to the Gulf of Alaska in early fall.
Likewise many people consider both their home state, living part-time in each. Both Alaska and Hawaii boast a rich history of native peoples. They each represent extremes in United States weather from the tropical to extreme sub-zero temperatures in parts of Alaska.
Represented here are the glorious blues of Hawaii’s tropical waters, and the unforgettable blues of Alaska’s incredible glaciers. Both extremes of water, set against the trademark blue skies that make this world so very unique.
Another notable extreme, Hawaii’s warm tropical waters are heavy with salt, where Alaska’s glaciers represent the largest reservoir of freshwater in America.
Commissioned in the late 80’s, by a salmon fisherman living in Hawaii, who fishes all summer in Alaska. This piece attempts to bring together the glory of these two American extremes, by way of a window with a view out to an Alaskan glacier, floating a top of the water of an Hawaiian tropical coastal scene.
• Title: Alaska in Hawaii
• Subject: Window of cold
• Location: Maui, Hawaii
• Completed: 1986
• Pieces: One
• Style: Visionary
• Colors: Blue, Green
• Signed: Yes
• Frame: n/a
• Purchase: Giclee, Other