The Last Harvest, Pu`u Nene (36x48)
$10,000.00 / Sold Out
Oil on linen, 2016
36 in x 48 in, white floater frame
The painting references Hawaii’s last operating sugar mill on the island of Maui which closed in 2016, ending more than one hundred years of sugar cultivation on the island. The Pu`u Nene mill also brought Chimera’s Filipino grandparents to Hawai`i, field laborers among the thousands of immigrants from Asia and Europe. The work is a testament to industry’s role in transforming Hawaii’s environment and social fabric in the world’s most isolated archipelago.