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Ellen Van SpykELLEN VAN SPYK

Ellen van Spyk has an MFA from the University of Hawaii at Manoa and has taught throughout the UH system. She was an assistant professor of art at UH Hilo. Her interest in Hawaiian imagery began when she lived on Molokai's east end during the early 1970s. Her interpretation of Hawaiian culture and landscapes can be found in many permanent collections including the state foundation on culture and the arts. She writes and works in the painting and sculptural media.

THIS IS A 100 WORDS CONTEST ENTRY

Headland

Published by ELLEN VAN SPYK | Sunday, October 31, 2010 2:30 AM


BR 100 word contest


I climb pinnacles that stretch, remnants of the red earth, to force back the hand of water.

I rest and look out on the sea. Below, just off shore, I see the smoking backs of four whales as they intertwine and roll, skin to skin on the surface of the water, gleaming and linked, like heavy steel chain pouring through crystal blue fingers.

My heart stops when tail flukes raise tall against the sky and water like tons of diamonds slips from scalloped edge, falls like priceless diamonds, to be locked in the sea.










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