CARTOGRAPHER'S NOTESMap of the Sandwich Isles by Artist / Cartographer Blaise Domino
The same spirit of adventure that propelled the original migrants to Hawai'i was nevermore evident than during the time of Capt. James Cook's rediscovery of the Islands.
...I have chosen this volatile and pivotal point in the history of these twodynamic and disparate cultures.
I have attempted to balance the natural beauty of the land and the Hawaiian culture withhistorical personalities and events.
It is my purpose to create beauty within this context. Mindful of accuracy and imagerywhich convey this spirit of discovery, nature and cultural exchange, I have chosen symbolsand devices not always chronologically correct.
Old maps to me represent a quiet authority and grace that as keepers of history and informationoccupy a unique place in art.