Tim Floyd Celebrates the Bible to each can. On those pieces of paper, the book of Matthew will be printed so that when the work is assembled, you will not only be able to read the entire book, but the colors will portray the face of the author. “It’s different, If I had just done that as a painting it would have been ok, but doing it in more contemporary materials makes it more interesting,” said Floyd. “My daughter, Felicia, and I are doing this together,” Floyd stated. “She did all the colors and typography.” While she may have muscular dystrophy, that does not hold her back from designing the labels and layout of the massive piece by using a special computer software and a single clicker. “It’s been fun working with my daughter. She is very artistic, but she just can’t move her hands or arms to create like you or I.” The duo who have been working on the piece for three weeks, expect it to take another month to finish up. There are no set plans as to where the work will show at its completion, but Floyd and Wendy Wells at City Art are playing with a few ideas.
When you think about recycling, you may think blue bins filled with cans swept away to a recycling center in hopes of bettering the planet; but if you were actually thinking artistic celebration of the 400th anniversary of the King James Bible, you win. And if you were, then you and Columbia, SC artist Tim Floyd were on the same wavelength. “I stumbled onto a piece of interesting information,” Floyd said about the anniversary. “I’m a Christian and the Bible has been a major influence on my life and our culture and it surprised me that I hadn’t heard much about it this year. I thought it was pretty awesome and I should do something.” So he put his artistic ingenuity to work. “I’m always exploring with different materials and new ways to approach art. Part of my training in graphic design is problem solving and finding a solution. If you think about it like that, this idea of letting people know about the anniversary was a problem and the solution was printing the book of Matthew on paper labels and attaching them to cans. Once assembled it will compose a face of the author the book was written by.” Simple solution, right? Floyd who works with many mediums in various fields, specifically graphic design and fine art, was greatly influenced by Chuck Close for this work in progress. The finished product will be comprised of 360 cans and stand around 6 feet tall. The gridlike design will require various colored paper pieces be attached
Off Menu with Kristian If you think the Hawaiian Islands are simply beautiful, tropical islands with a mediocre food scene, you'd be very mistaken. Forget the awful poi and hit some of these gems for a true sense of what Hawaii has to offer. Roy's on Waikiki Beach 226 Lewers Street (808)923-7697, roysrestaurant.com
Yama's Fish Market 2332 Young Street (808) 941-9994, yamasfishmarket.com
Alan Wong's 1857 S. King Street (808)949-2526, alanwongs.com
A culinary rock star, Roy Yamaguchi continues to blow up the minds and palates of mainlanders from both sides of the Pacific. Start with his signature martini of pineapple-infused rum, then get a half-order of his world famous butterfish. From there, the menu is your oyster, brimming with culinary pearls. This place is so good, you may find yourself dining here more than once.
Located on a side street in the Moiliili area of Honolulu, this place is nothing to look at from the exterior...or the interior, for that matter. However, what happens on the inside is pure Hawaiian magic. If you want authentic Hawaiian food at dirtcheap prices, look no further. Choose from an amazing array of Poke, Kalua Pig or their fantastic lau laus (meat wrapped in taro leaf, then steamed) and then head out to the beach or local park (like Pearl Harbor) to enjoy.
A founding father of New Hawaiian Cuisine and chef to the president, Alan Wong's bustling namesake restaurant is located in a nondescript office building a few blocks away from the busy streets of Waikiki. Once inside, however, NOTHING is nondescript! Be sure to try one of their hand-crafted cocktails while perusing the ultra-fresh menu. For a surefire hit, order the Lobster Lasagna. Its a revelation.
Kauai Grill at the St. Regis Princeville, 5520 Ka Haku Road (808)826.9644 www.kauaigrill.com On the rustic island of Kauai, treat yourself to an amazing meal at the Kauai Grill, located at the St. Regis Resort in Princeville. A year or so ago, world-famous super-chef Jean-Georges Vongrichten took over the food operations at the St. Regis. Since then, it has quickly vaulted into the top spot of ALL Hawaiian restaurants under the innovative reigns of Chef de Cuisine Colin Hamaza. To keep this brief, I can simply say this...if you go to Kauai and don't eat at this magnificent restaurant, you are wrong. It may be a bit spendy, but it is worth EVERY penny.
Published on Sep 10, 2011
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