Culmination in Makawao
The students and extended ‘ohana of Samuel E. Kalama Intermediate School in Makawao, Maui celebrated the dedication of a stainless steel sculpture titled Culmination on Thursday, April 28, 2016.
Artist Matthew Salenger worked with students at Kalama Intermediate School as an Artist in Residence to visualize what they value about their island's history, culture and environment. The sculpture speaks to how "all of us are the culmination of everything that has come before us."
Culmination depicts the demi-god Maui pulling on the sun to slow it down, surrounded by flowing wai (fresh water) and kukui leaves. The left shows what the first people to arrive brought to the Hawaiian islands. On the right is what has been brought since. Images at the top were generated by students.