Kasahara's Garden, Kauai

Object Details

Title:

Kasahara's Garden, Kauai

Artist/Maker(s):

Virginia Beahan (American, born 1946)

Laura McPhee (American, born 1958)

Culture:

American

Place(s):

Kauai, Hawai, United States (Place created)

Date:

1991

Medium:

Chromogenic print

Dimensions:

47 x 66.7 cm (18 1/2 x 26 1/4 in.)

Copyright:

© Virginia Beahan and Laura McPhee

Credit Line:

Gift of Nancy and Bruce Berman

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In Kasahara's garden in Waimea on the Hawaiian island of Kauai, improbable brown, paper bag jackets protect mangos and navel oranges from insects. In the foreground, a lone bird of paradise insinuates its vibrant presence amidst a sea of lush foliage, while on the right a barely noticeable man tends the fragile harvest of another tree. The photographers Virginia Beahan and Laura McPhee neither condemn nor praise the manipulation of the landscape; they simply see the interaction between humankind and nature as a necessity of life.

Exhibitions
William Eggleston and the Color Tradition (October 26, 1999 to January 30, 2000)
  • The J. Paul Getty Museum at the Getty Center, (Los Angeles), October 26, 1999 to January 30, 2000, (Cat.)
Where We Live: Photographs of America from the Berman Collection (October 24, 2006 to February 25, 2007)
  • The J. Paul Getty Museum at the Getty Center, (Los Angeles), October 24, 2006 to February 25, 2007, (Cat. 63)