Paul J. Saviskas
has been designing and creating sculptured and custom art on
the Big Island of Hawai'i for the past 30 years. He has mastered
the art of transforming flat sheets of stainless steel into
magnificent and decorative tropical floral designs on gates,
entranceways, and railings found on many homes on Oahu, Maui, and
the Big Island.
dimensional marine life art forms, such as the state fish,
"Humuhumunukunukuapua'a", and the Hawaiian
sea turtle, "Honu", are widely photographed pieces
found in Hanauma Bay and Honolulu Chinatown. A large
sculpture of the Hawaiian dragonfly, "Pinao",
hovers above a pond at Kapiolani Park in Waikiki.
pieces have found a home at the Honolulu Zoo. A pair of
whooping cranes, (part of the endangered species and wildlife
series) entitled, "1001 Feathered Good Luck
Cranes" nestle in the flamingo habitat, while a
stately "Masai Warrior", greets visitors
at the entrance to the African savanna habitat.
Pictured on the
left, is the artist at the dedication of his recently
completed stainless steel sculpture, entitled "Na Honu
Ekolu" (The Turtles
Three). This piece depicts the graceful
movements of the endangered Hawaiian sea turtles swimming in
their native reef habitat. The intricate details of each
turtle were captured after hours of swimming alongside them at
Punalu'u black sand beach on the Big Island.