by P.J. LaBarge
Poised for action with feline intensity,
this life-size puma was just what Joyce Doty envisioned
to inhabit the Desert Garden. "We needed an inhabitant
as unexpected as the desert itself," she recalled. Silent
Pause prepares to pounce on Can't Catch Me,
a nearby jackrabbit sculpture also created by P. J.
LaBarge of California.
by Kent Ullberg
These bronze Ridley sea turtles depict
a type of turtle (or “honu” in Hawaiian)
that inhabits the waters around the Hawaiian islands.
Sea turtles begin their life journey on a remote tropical
beach, and after wandering the world’s oceans
for 25 or more years, return upon maturity to the beach
of their birth to mate and lay eggs. This bronzed pair
has at long last found its way to Na ‘Āina