This was a piece about a possible future and the deforestation of the Brazilian rainforest and the impact it will have on us globally. There is said to be 150 acres lost every minute of every day, and 78 million acres lost every year. Just as our reefs flourish life in our sea and air, this rain forest provides clean air, medicine and supports the diversity of life on Earth in many ways.
Hiroki Morinoue is a native of Holualoa, Hawaii, and holds a bachelor’s degree in fine arts from the California College of Arts and Crafts. Morinoue has worked successfully in a variety of media including mixed media paintings, printmaking, ceramics, photography, and sculpture. He has long been a patient observer of the rhythms, cycles and patterns of nature. Morinoue has shown his works in galleries across the mainland and Japan. His art may also be seen in the State Foundation for Culture and the Arts collection, The Contemporary Museum, The Honolulu academy of Arts, The National Parks Collection, The Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, The Ueno no Mori Museum in Tokyo, The First Hawaiian Bank, Neiman-Marcus’ Honolulu & Chicago Collection, Verizon Hawaii Collection. His arts in public places include Honolulu State Library, Honolulu Convention Center, Pahoa High School and Library, First Hawaiian Banks.
He is a co-founder and the artistic director of Holualoa Foundation for Arts and Culture, now known as the Donkey Mill Art Center, a non-profit organization that offers art education and cultural activities to enrich the lives of people and the community since 1994.