Artist: Vince Cabanilla
Title: Sculptural Milo Thresher Neck Adornment
Material: Lana`i native milo wood, rare earth magnet, nylon fiber
Vince Cabanilla has meticulously crafted Lanai native milo wood into wearable sculpture, honoring the thresher shark.
Vinceʻs statement: "As an artist, I try to capture, interpret, and represent beauty as I envision it. My work focuses largely on Polynesian art and wildlife subjects, representing the elements of human creation and beauty in nature. I work primarily in a representational style, with the elements simplified in some cases, but rarely to the point of abstraction. I work mostly in wood, shell and antler because I find the differing creative approaches refreshing. I discovered that I could utilize both ancient and modern methods to create my sculpture and jewelry. My sculpture and works of personal adornment are a journey into the future with a deep respect and eye on the past."