Contemporary Chinese artist Ai Weiwei has designed a series of limited edition masks in honor of Hawaiian culture.
In partnership with Honolulu’s Hawai’i Contemporary, “The Way Follows Nature” is a series printed by local printers and sold in support of the upcoming Hawaii Triennial, which runs February 18 to May 8, 2022 and is supported by The Nature Conservancy Hawaii and Palmyra Chapter and Conservation International Hawaii.
The 10 mask designs feature symbols of Hawaiian culture, including local flora, fauna and marine life. The artwork draws attention to climate issues that directly affect the Hawaiian Islands and beyond.
“The masks are representative of one of the most traumatic events of our lifetime – a period that dampened human exploitation of the Earth’s natural resources,” Ai Weiwei said in a statement. “This collection enables us to help the islands of Hawaii, a community that is directly affected by growing environmental concerns globally.”
The masks are sold individually and cost $ 100 USD each. There are also exclusive sets with three stitches for $ 350 USD and 10 for $ 1,150 USD. All masks contain a signed letter of authenticity from Ai Weiwei.
The collection will be available exclusively online through Hawaii Contemporary’s eBay for Charity page and runs through October 2021.
In other news you can see Ai Weiwei’s latest exhibition “Marbre, Porcelaine, LEGO.”