Hulali i ka la
Artists: Kaili Chun and Nicholas Bright
Medium: 850 individual copper pieces suspended from the ceiling
Date: December 2016
Location: Prince Waikiki lobby
Hulali i ka la, meaning “glistening in the sun,” was created by Kaili Chun and Nicholas Bright in collaboration with the hotel’s architect, G70, who led our April 2017 renovation. It was featured in the inaugural Honolulu Biennial in 2017 as “The People’s Project.” Not only did the artist hand hammer the copper, but each of the hotel’s ambassadors and guests participated in creating the “hinana.” Together, they swim in the shape of the Pi‘inaio Stream and point to its source.