Ku‘u Hae Aloha (My Beloved Flag)
The current HoMA Select, Ku‘u Hae Aloha (My Beloved Flag), offers a sense of security throughout evolutions of “home” during changes to Hawai‘i’s political landscape, as well as in the personal history of the work itself.
Find this quilt on view in Artists of Hawai‘i Now alongside Hawaiian contemporary artist Andy Berhle’s digital rendition, which collates close-up footage of Hawaiian waters to create a glimmering video-projected “quilt.”
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Ku‘u Hae Aloha (My Beloved Flag), late 19th to early 20th century
Hawaiian flag quilt; cotton, hand piecing, appliqué, and quilting
Gift of Mr. Helmut Hörmann, 1989 (5783.1)
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