Cape Kumukahi - View Looking West. 2002. Acrylic on masonite ~ 19.5" x 46". Framed in black wood, satin finish. $2150
at the easternmost tip of the Big Island, Cape Kumukahi was traditionally
a place for observing the sky and the passage of the seasons. Although
popularly associated with its eastward view toward the sunrise, the
Cape also commands an impressive and suggestive view of the western
skyline. On the summer solstice, the sun sets directly below the summit
of Mauna Kea, and on the winter solstice, the sun sets directly below
Puu Honuaula, seen through the middle of Green Mountain in the
foreground. Did Hawaiians use the alignment of these features to keep
track of the passage of time?
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