“Aquarius“, a mosaic designed by Hawai’i abstract expressionist Tadashi Sato (1923 – 2005) is being renovated as part of a$1.7 million makeover of the State’s Capitol. The 36-foot diameter work is of submurged stones under water.
Seen above during the 1970 installation, the original work comprised over 6 million Italian glass tiles. The current renovation will again use Italian tiles and is being installed by the German-based company Franz Mayar. Improvements to the site’s drainage systems and design are also being made. Completion is scheduled for this August.
For more about Tadashi Sato (who was honored alongside Georgia O’Keefe and Jackson Pollock at the Johnson White House), click here
To learn more about the renovation’s process, check out the Capitol’s Blog click here
One more good reason to go to Hawai’i.
Enjoy — Nancie