Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Maui Cane Burn

Here on Maui, part of the sugar production process is burning the cane fields which is usually done very early in the mornings when the wind is quietest.  It's a common site for early commuters headed down Haleakala Highway. 

Alexander & Baldwin's Hawaii Commercial and Sugar company, begun in 1870, is going out of business over the next year and these cane burns will be a thing of the past.  While it will be a good thing for air quality - it will be deleterious for Maui's economy and leaves an uncertain future for all of the currently lush green cane fields.

The painting itself is 24 x 18 inches, oil on textured canvas over wood and  custom framed.