laupahoehoe point holds a spot close to the heart of artist kamran samimi. growing up he spent countless weekends playing in the water and exploring the ironwood forests of this beach park on the hamakua coast of hawai'i island. laupahoehoe point is perhaps most infamous for the tsunami which hit on april 1st, 1946, claiming 24 lives and changing countless others. using mainly hawaiian cut lava, samimi constructed this sculpture as both a memorial to those who lost their lives there and as a tribute to his many fond memories of this special place.
laupahoehoe point, 2014
cut lava, teak base
24" h x 5" d x 12" w
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