See Maui Artist Noah Harders’ Stunning Surrealist Showcase

His work, now on display at the Honolulu Museum of Art, incorporates flowers, leaves, shells and other materials to create extraordinary masks and headdresses.

 

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Photo: Courtesy of the artist/Noah Harders

 

Step inside Maui-based Native Hawaiian artist Noah Harders’ fantastical world by visiting his premiere exhibition at the Honolulu Museum of Art, Moemoeā. Flowers, leaves, shells and other organic and found materials are intricately woven, shaped and sculpted to create extraordinary masks and headdresses in a stunning surrealist showcase that’s part fashion, part fantasy. The exhibit features self-portraits of Harders donning his designs, and several mask sculptures are also on display. “These pieces are a way for us to step out of the harsh reality we are consumed by every day, and simply have a moment to dream and feel inspired by what surrounds us on this earth,” Harders says.

 

On view now through July 27 at the Honolulu Museum of Art, 900 S. Beretania St., honolulumuseum.org, @honolulumuseum