Remember Juvana Soliven from a few weeks back? She’s the Hawaiian artist who is experiencing her very first Michigan winter. After we finished up chores outside the studio, Juvana showed us what she’s been working on inside the studio.
Stepping into her workspace, you could feel the vibe of her flow. Her current work explores human relationships and the formal language of systems. Take a look at the beeswax sculptures, each one fragile and begs so many questions. Juvana wants to know what happens to structures when they are empty. It creates a beautiful symbolism of what happens when we, as humans, are empty. She wants to drive home the absurdity and futility of creating stability in structures which can never be stable. Juvana hopes to draw the viewer into her art, so they can experience it. Once again, emphasizing human relationships.
The next few years hold much more learning, traveling, and art for Juvana. This is her time to grow and find herself. Many years down the road, she hopes to return home to Hawaii. She was raised in a community that nurtured her as a young artist, and she hopes to do the same for future generations. Her home is so much more than a beautiful postcard or film location. The Aloha spirit breeds hope and inspiration.
Juvana is wearing: The Signature LS T-Shirt.