The word, holomua, means “to move forward into the future” and the students at the school call themselves the Voyagers. Holomua, the sculpture, is a bold expression of this as an interactive experience created so that the students can walk up into the hull as it is breaching a wave giving them a sense of their own voyage riding the prow of an ancient Hawaiian double hulled canoe. Holomua, the school, is, in a sense, that canoe, a vessel that helps them prepare for their greater voyage through life.
Commissioned by the Hawaii SFCA for Holomua Elementary School in Ewa Beach, Hawaii.
Completed in November 2013
Detail of the prow
Students at recess interacting with Holomua