Participate in a campus art installation, April 5-7

A Battle of Narratives #3

“A Battle of Narratives” by Solomon Enos

Come together and join fellow students, faculty, staff and community members to assist Artist Solomon Enos with installing an artistic work as part of the three-day Mana Moana: Resetting the Narratives event on the UH West Oʻahu campus.

April 5 – 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Iwi Kuamoʻo (backbone) art installation

  • Solomon Enos will lead students, teachers, staff and community members in a line from the UH West Oʻahu campus entrance to the plaza to pass baskets of coral to the installation site in front of the dining hall. Collaborators will place the coral on pre-marked locations.

April 6 – 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Iwi Kuamoʻo construction

  • Solomon Enos will work with student, faculty, staff and community volunteers to construct and refine the art piece and share his manaʻo (knowledge) about the significance of the installation activity.

April 7 – 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Iwi Kuamoʻo construction

  • Solomon Enos will finalize the art installation and train student docents who will share the moʻolelo (story) of making the sculpture and lead future talk story sessions about the piece.

Interested in participating? Come dressed in a hat, close-toed shoes and sunblock. Mana Moana: Resetting the Narratives is sponsored by the UH West Oʻahu PIKO Project, which is funded by a U.S. Department of Education Title III grant. For more information, email

Solomon Enos

Solomon Enos

Solomon Enos

Artist Solomon Enos was born and raised in Mākaha Valley, O‘ahu and has been making art for more than 30 years. His recent work reveals an extraordinary talent, adept at artistic expression in a wide variety of media including oil paintings, book illustrations, outdoor murals (both painted and in glass mosaic), and mixed-media sculptures.

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‘A Battle of Narratives’ discussion with artist Solomon Enos, March 29 and 30

Images courtesy of UH West Oʻahu PIKO Project and Chris McDonough