Hawaii painter and curator, James Kuroda is this week’s guest blogger for our Artist as Collector Series.
|Whipper Snapper, 2008
Recycled rubber bicycle inner tubes
collection of James Kuroda
eli (pronounced L-E) baxter is an award winning hawaii based artist who creates works in various media and also does site specific installations.
i really enjoy this sculpture because of where it takes me. i travel to a place that is both fun and a bit dangerous. i also appreciate the intricate crafts(wo)manship involved in its creation. it’s art that i never get tired of looking at.
James Kuroda has been an integral part of the Hawaii art scene in many facets. I first met James when he worked at Hawaiian Graphics in Honolulu where I would buy all my art supplies. Right next to the register was this fabulous little painting that I used to look at all the time. Before I left Hawaii, I decided I couldn’t leave the island without it.
Here it is many years later on the mantel in my house, still making me smile.
|Shoe Salesmen, 1991 (on right)
mixed media on canvas
6″ x 4″
What’s on your walls or in your collection that you never tire of looking at?