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    Chew to Think a Boat to Try to Go
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    Chew to Think a Boat to Try to Go

    , Kainoa Gruspe, 2022, oak, twine, chewing gum, paint. 300 x 100 x 70 cm

    This boat is an attempt at construction and thinking. The boat was made without instructions, plans, or previous knowledge. The chewing gum is accumulating on the boat like the lichen on the surrounding rocks. Chewing is like thinking, and this boat is as seaworthy as thought. In hindsight I think the weight of the oak and the overall leaky nature of the twine were not the most buoyant choices, but it could possibly provide an alternative sea related use as a fishing trap. Or maybe over time the gum will fill all the holes and the boat could float.

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    dirt rainbow, an arc, a jump?
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    dirt rainbow, an arc, a jump?

    , Kainoa Gruspe, 2022, dirt, sand, paint, string, yarn, mesh fabric, wood. 220 x 100 cm

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    Two Paths to the Same End (reverse)
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    Two Paths to the Same End (reverse)

    , Kainoa Gruspe, 2022, lots of things on poly-cotton, door hinges 101 x 121 x 4 cm

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    Ways to Hold Up an Idea
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    Ways to Hold Up an Idea

    , Kainoa Gruspe, 2022, hi-gloss enamel, acrylic, wood, brass hinge, blu tack, found metal brackets, various nails and screws, cement, clay, string, latch, sheep bone, twig, first lesson in wood turning, assorted experiments in wood bracket design, paint chips on canvas over wood panel. 182 x 152 x 30 cm

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    Looking at the Sun
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    Looking at the Sun

    , Kainoa Gruspe, 2022, lots of things on poly cotton (double sided) 182 x 101 x 4 cm

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  6. Kainoa Gruspe – MA/MFA

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Kainoa Gruspe – MA/MFA

What I am looking for in painting is a way to participate in what I call "real life", while also investigating what that means for me. In some instances, looking for "reality" comes in the form of making paintings that participate with their surroundings, or live in time beyond the form of a static object, subject to change. Sometimes, it takes the form of incorporating found objects or materials as a way of inserting information into the painting directly. It also comes in the form of keeping the labor evident, or using materials in such a way that it is evident that someone or something was here, and moved a bunch of stuff around.