(Note: This article was updated in August 2014)
Aquarius, a mosaic designed by internationally renowned abstract expressionist Tadashi Sato (1923 – 2005) is being renovated as part of a$1.7 million makeover of the State’s Capitol. The brilliant 36-foot diameter work is of submerged stones under water.
In an excellent 2013 blog post, Peter T. Young notes:
Coincidental, but symbolic of the diversity of cultures in Hawaiʻi, in this most recent replacement/repair, a crew of six (Hawaiian, Filipino and Portuguese (from Hawaiʻi,) and German, Polish and Italian (from abroad)) set the new tiles in place.
Young also mentions that amongst the millions of white, green and blue tiles, the Italian artisan added one, single red one. The next time we are in Honolulu, we will definitely search for it.
To learn more about Tadashi Sato, click here
To read Paul T Young’s article to the mosaic and see more photos, click here
One more good reason to go to Hawai’i.
Enjoy — Nancie