Specimen Box: Mauka Makai
65″x 34″x 2″
Imagine if we are looking down onto an enlarged image of a petri dish – we are seeing two native species close up – one from high up on the mountain and one from down in the water. When looking thru a microscope usually only one single layer of cells can be seen clearly, but these two dynamic species are merged together to create an unexpected union. In the “back” We can see Haleakala Silversword or Argyroxiphium sandwicense, in the “front” Sea Lettuce or Ulva Reticulata. It is floating in an incredible walnut frame-shadowbox created by Bennett Yashon.