Artist: Wendell Kahoohalahala
Title: Pineapple Fields Burning
Medium: Oil on Canvas
Size:24"x 26” unframed.
The burning of the fields in preparation of replanting usually took place at night when the wind was right. This moment in the 1980s, Pālāwai Basin was being burned during the day. The trade winds are blowing.
Kahoʻohalahala is a Native Hawaiian Artist born and raised on the Island of Lānaʻi, Hawaiʻi. Drawing since he was 4 years old, Wendell has always been fascinated by art. At 27, Wendell got serious about painting in color, using various mediums such as watercolor, charcoal, and acrylic. However, once he discovered the magic of fine oil colors he has since been painting in oil paints. With no money in his pocket to go to school, Wendell found a way to learn on his own with the only institution available: the public library.