Bronze Sculpture "Kaha ka 'Io"DUFFFKKI795
Since its unveiling in 2001, Kaha Ka ‘Io Me Na Makani, “The Hawk Soars with the Winds”has become a de facto gateway not only to Hilton Hawaiian Village, but to all of Waikiki Beach and is one of the most popular photo spots for visitors to Hawaii. Mixed media sculptor Kim Duffett’s stunning, larger-than-life trinity sculpture reaches heavenward to a height of 15 feet, and consists of one male and two females performing the awe-inspiring movements of hula kahiko on the edge of a lava rock waterfall fronting Kalia Tower. Although the sculpture is cast in bronze, it conveys movement and flow from every angle. With maile lei, pa‘u drapery and haku lauahe (fern ankle and wrist adornments) aloft, the trio’s “wind dance” was chosen by the artist because wind is “invisible energy,” felt but unseen.
These three figures in bronze dance hula kahiko, the ancient style of Hawaiian dance. The two female dancers, the spirits of the wind, represent the dance and chant of Hawaiian hula. Together these winds lift the mighty 'Io, the Hawaiian Hawk, the central male dancer, who represents the spirit of Hawai'i.
Available in 3 sizes:
Small: 2.75" D x 3.6" W x 11.5" H (faux lava rock base)
Medium: 7" D x 7.5" W x 25.5" H (base: 7" R x 2.5")
- Large: 13" D x 14" W x 48" H (base: 13" x 2.5")
- Limited edition item. Please inquire for stock availability.
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