Idle dilemma

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2014-05
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Good, Abigail Lois
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[Honolulu] : [University of Hawaii at Manoa], [May 2014]
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Along the Oahu highway-one, near Electric Beach on the far west side of the island, lies acres of vibrant farmland. This land is used to produce a variety of vegetables for consumption by the surrounding communities. Recently an addition to the fields has appeared as a series of oddly shaped cement forms perfectly aligned (fig. 1). They appear to be gigantic proportionally to the crops. The forms are the pylon style infrastructure of the Honolulu high-capacity transit corridor project. The pylons are made by casting cement into molds, a process commonly used by contemporary sculptors. Examination of the pylon reveals a figurative quality hidden within its sleek engineered surface. The figure combined with the imagery of the Honolulu high-capacity transit corridor project pylon became the focus of Abi Good's thesis exhibition, Idle Dilemma. In making the figure visible in the context of the Honolulu high-capacity transit corridor project pylons, Good reveals the deeper social implications of the city's project.
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M.F.A. University of Hawaii at Manoa 2014.
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exhibition, pylon, transit corridor project, Honolulu
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Theses for the degree of Master of Fine Arts (University of Hawaii at Manoa). Art.
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