“Aina” the land, the source, home. Living in these soulful islands, I feel a spiritual bond at the core of my being with the aina, and this is the source of my inspiration in sculpture. To me, sculpture should have a sense of the undefined and the infinite. It should speak a language of touch and sight that reaches the subconscious in ways words cannot. I believe that the level of my creative intent can also imbue the work with spiritual energy, or “Mana” as it is called in Hawaiian, and this energy directly effects the viewer. The work must be dynamic in these ways and at the same time, reveal a sense of harmony and balance.
~ Kim Duffett