Honolulu Museum of Art

Sunday, September 21, 2014

I haven't been to the Honolulu Museum of Art in years. I'm pretty sure the last time I visited the museum was back in my first year of college because of an assignment for my art class. My friend Janel wanted to gain some inspiration, so I tagged along and it turned out to be such a needed break from current hardships in my life (thanks Nelly!).

There's something quite profound about staring at a piece of art that was made from someone centuries ago. I admire craftsmanship so dearly. I have such a high level of respect for people who still create pieces in traditional methods like the artisans of the past. It's so beautiful seeing all of the detail and work they put in to their craft and especially knowing what little amount of tools they had back then, it is tremendously mind blowing. Going to an art museum is definitely a great way to be inspired, not just for art, but for life in general. The past always has something beautiful to teach us: make the best of what you have.

 Image 1: "Santos" (Saints) Figures, http://honolulumuseum.org/art/collections/4918-philippines
Images 2-3: Statues from the Asian Art Collection
Images 4-5: Indonesian Dance Masks
Images 6-7: "Large Dog" by David Bates (from the "Natural Unnatural Supernatural" Exhibition)
Image 8: "Guanyin (Bodhisattva)" by Anonymous, http://honolulumuseum.org/art/11333-guanyin-bodhisattvaa_z
Image 9: Candid of Janel taking a break =P

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