A hike through the Haleakalā Crater on the island of Maui is like nothing else in this world. Voyaging over volcanic sands into the center of the dormant beast, you enter a wilderness area containing a range of ecosystems and terrain that stimulate your eyes and challenge your endurance. From an extraplanetary landscape scattered with the Seuss-like silversword, to a seemingly endless cinder desert pierced with jagged volcanic rocks, you can easily trick yourself into thinking that you’re on the Road to Mordor. And it’s just then—when you start looking over your shoulder for Gollum—that you traverse down into native shrubland and life seems possible again. Here, 11 miles worth of pictures.
For this installment of “Artist Eats,” we asked Evan Gruzis to share his favorite place to eat. Evan is a New York-based artist, who makes photorealistic ink paintings and awesome sculptures and has had solo exhibitions at SAKS in Geneva and The Hole in New York, among other galleries. Continue reading for his answer.
Nolan Hall’s latest zine published by Deadbeat Club
We go east to west rounding up some notable shows opening this weekend.
DMOTE, REMIO and NORM in Hawaii for RVCAloha
19 year-old Derek Rabelo of Brazil did just that.
Tony Alva shares a story for Jay and Jim’s Classic Tales series.
Have you ever lived Thursday twice? I have. I was in Japan then I flew to Hawaii. I left Japan at midnight Thursday – and landed in Honolulu at noon on Thursday. Damn. We felt like shit. But we had a crazy few days in front of us. We knew what we had to do in our few free hours – hit the Dole Pineapple Plantation. See where those tasty yellow things come from. So that’s what we did. We hated it so much but found it so awesome that we went back again the second day in-between jobs. Both days we had the Dole Whip. That is basically pineapple flavored soft serve. I also got it a third day in a row at the mall food court. But that’s a story for another post.
Did you know it takes 3 years to grow 2 pineapples on one plant – then the plant dead? Well it does.
Another fact – I tried to clean out the gift shop.