Outrigger Reef Waikiki Beach Resort
The Outrigger Reef Waikiki Beach Resort is proud to share the artwork of some of Hawaii's more prominent artists, showcasing our islands' rich culture and history.
"I Ka Wa Ma Mua, Ka Wa Ma Hope" (Through the Past is the Future)
Artist: Kamea Hadar
Located in front of the Ao Cultural Center
The mural depicts a waa (voyaging canoe), being crewed by keiki (children). The first figure on the left is Hana Kakinami pulling up a fish off the back of the boat. Hana is the great-granddaughter of John Dominis Holt IV, a Native Hawaiian writer, poet and cultural historian.
Artist: Ethan Estess
Located in the entrance of the resort
Material: Fish rope collected off Hawaii's beaches
Artist/marine scientist Ethan Estess partnered with Sustainable Coastlines Hawai’i and the Center for Marine Debris Research to create Coming Home to inspire individuals to reduce their reliance on single-use plastics, choose sustainably-sourced seafood and to promote stewardship of Hawaii's environment.
"Eia Hawaii, He Moku, He Kanaka"
Artist: Marques Marzan
Located in the Herb Kane Lounge
Material: Coconut and hemp rope
This rope installation titled, "Eia Hawaii, He Moku, He Kanaka", translates to, "Here is Hawaii, an island, a people." It speaks to the interconnectivity of communities across Hawaii, while also recognizing the ancestral ties and enduring relationships to Oceania.
The Herb Kane Lounge - selected artwork from the famed artist
Artist: Herb Kane
Located across the front desk
This lounge is named after famed artist, historian and author, Herbert "Herb" Kawainui Kane, who was also one of the founding members of the Polynesian Voyaging Society. Herb’s career experience spanned numerous fields including advertising art, publishing art, architectural design, painting, writing, and sculpture with a special interest in Hawaii and the South Pacific.