Crater view

3 09 2019

Pleased to show you my most recently completed paper collage of Kilauea. It’s big! I chose a warm color palette. It’s hot!

“Crater View” by Rebekah Luke. 40” x 30” hand-dyed paper on canvas. All rights reserved for the author.

Crater view

9 07 2019

    Today’s palette of colored tissue paper

Just one more image. There’s a happy dent in my collection of “Fiery Volcano Collages” since three of the panels found their way to art patrons. But, a reputable gallery in downtown Honolulu has scheduled an exhibit of the collages for mid-August through September. Lucky me!

On looking at the complement, I feel the group of collages is not cohesive as is. To tie them all together I am making a picture of the “new” collapsed Kilauea crater in subdued mauve-to-neutral tones.

It looks simple, but it is not. I still will need to be mindful of turning the form, meaning, where will I put the lights, middle tones, darks? It depends on where the sun is shining from, in relation to the angle of the ground. Lava, in general, is one color.


Billowy textures of paper

My workshop cohort at Hoʻomaluhia Botanical Garden

Mesmerizing volcanic eruption

27 05 2018

The volcano on the island of Hawaii continues to erupt. I found this aerial footage “May 27, 2018 HUGE Lava Fountain” from Mick Kalber aboard Paradise Helicopters. The reporting credits go to them. Please click to view it.

Mālama pono. Take care and do the right thing. — Rebekah


18 05 2018

Aloha Studio Fans and Lava Junkies!

You all are following the current volcanic event at Kilauea on the island of Hawaii, right? Right?! It is the longest eruption there since 1924! Here is my recommended link to an awesome 24-minute video by the USGS geologists at Hawaii Volcanoes Observatory. “Kilauea Summit Eruption: Lava Returns to Halema‘uma‘u” is a calm and scientific explanation of the eruption. Let me know how you like it.

I, for one, am so very inspired by our Earth’s creation of new land. Gonna make art now!

— Rebekah

Touring Kauai

30 06 2010

Aloha everyone!

Been gone. I went holoholo (driving) on Kauai with DH and his sister Penny’s family from Pennsylvania. Two days and one night. Six people, one van.

Kalalau Valley

From Lihue Airport, around the island in a counter-clockwise direction the first day to the end of the road at Kee Beach; then clockwise to the end of the road (PuuoKila lookout) on the second day, touring the highlights most first-time visitors see.

My camera of choice for some time now is the iPhone 3G version 3.1.2. Hope you enjoy my unaltered photos and that they inspire you to create!

Fern Grotto at Wailua River

Old Kilauea Lighthouse - a national historic landmark. The surrounding area is a national wildlife refuge.

Endangered nene (native Hawaiian goose) (Branta sandvicensis)

Hanalei Valley with loi kalo (taro gardens)

Hanalei Bay and sailboats

Maniniholo Dry Cave

Kee Beach

Northwest Kauai from Kee Beach

Alekoko (Menehune Fishpond)

Waimea Canyon. I see their faces now.

In the clouds. When we arrived at the ma uka lookout to Kalalau Valley, we looked out to a sea of white, waiting patiently until the clouds lifted to reveal the valley and the surf far below (see top photo)

Copyright 2010 Rebekah Luke

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