Cane Fire (36x48)
Oil on linen, 2018
36 x 48, white floater frame
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The painting references the immigrant and native Hawaiian field laborers who worked the sugar cane fields for harvest for nearly 200 years. Chimera's Filipino grandparents labored on and lived in plantations on Kaua`i, O`ahu, Maui and Lana`i. The work is a testament to the sugar industry’s role in transforming Hawaii’s environment and social fabric in the world’s most isolated archipelago.