VOLCANO ART CENTER – Fishponds Of Hawaii By Carol Araki Wyban
Auction Ends: Jul 16, 2018 10:00 PM HST


Wooden Gate

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Estimated Value
700 USD
Opening Bid
560 USD

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Item Description

Wooden Gate, original watercolor, colored pencil and ink on paper by Carol Araki Wyban.

We turn and look to the pond side of the auwai kai.  Earlier in the day Jim cranked open the solid wooden gate of the makaha with the come-along.  The inner wooden gate of the makaha is raised and held by a rope tied with a slipknot. The brackish pond water meets the full salinity of sea as it gushes into the pond. The 'ama'ama are ready to reproduce and must go to the open ocean. They rush into auwai channel. The rope is yanked.  The gate slams.

Dimensions: Framed 16″ x 13″

To learn more about Carol and her artistic process visit her bio page here.

Special Instructions

This giclee print is part of the Fishpond Technology: From Fishing to Fishponds.
Hawaiians observed nature. They conceived of, built and operated aquaculture systems. Ancient fishponds were in operation for centuries before Europeans came to Hawai'i. Their tools were their intellect, their hands, rocks and trees. The following figures describe the basic technology of fishponds and how they took the leap from fishing to aquaculture.