Oceania | ISSUE 02
Ian Kuali'i & Elsa Spigolon
"This object reads to me as a carving tool rather than a weapon"
Ian Kuali’i, eminent Kanaka Maoli (Native Hawaiian) and Shis Inday/Mescalero Apache artist, converses with Elsa Spigolon, Oceanic art historian from France and member of the Pacific art association CASOAR, about a late 18th-century Hawaiian object identified by LACMA as a hand weapon. [...]Photo: Hawaiian Islander artist, hand weapon, c. 1778 Wood and shark teeth © Courtesy Los Angeles County Museum of Art (M.2008.66.27)