Commissioned in 2004 by the Na ‘Aina Kai Botanical Garden in Kilauea
on the island of Kaua’i, The Looking Glass celebrates the growth of a flowering plant.
The story of growth from seed to bloom is depicted in bas relief vignettes on the frame of the magnifying glass itself. Nestled in a bed of living flowers, within the magnifying glass itself are large scale scale Bronze and Silver Vinca, an ornamental and medicinal flower found in Kaua’i. The handle of the Glass is made of multiple strips of Copper woven by the artist into a lattice design which suggests leather. The entire sculpture is seven feet in length.