Adventitious Roots Kat Kazlauskas 2022

Hawaiʻi is vulnerable to the negative effects of climate change, urbanization, militarization, and tourism. This sculpture, made of materials intercepted from the waste stream, is inspired by the symbolic forms of the pū hala (hala tree) that represent a sustainable and resilient future. At night the sculpture lights up through solar powered LED to transform into a glowing beacon.

This sculpture is made of steel, paint, plastic bottles, marine plastics, steel cable, LED and a solar charging station.

About the artist:

Kat Kazlauskas received her BFA from UC Berkeley with a concurrent BA in Rhetoric. She received her MFA from the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa in 2020. Her concentration is in sculpture and site-specific installation. Her work utilizes materials intercepted from the waste stream to highlight the interconnection of overconsumption and the Climate Crisis.