Aloha Everyone,Sidewalks are appropriated by art vendors. One can easily tell that they are not “locals” by the way they dress, the way they act and speak. There is something foreign about them. None of the individuals who set up easels to display artwork are artists. Carelessly they dump canvases onto the ground then blow off particles of grass from canvas surfaces. It makes me cringe. If that was my artwork, I would handle them with loving care.
Uncomfortable to approach vendors and ask questions, I just walked passed them quickly and took photos surreptitiously. Repeated images of the famous Japanese sacred mountain, Mount Fuji, appears in several of these paintings but the rest of the subjects are borrowed from other places. If J.J. is with me, I would like to know where they were painted and how much they are asking.
The park attracts other weekend vendors including native handicrafts with colorful woven sweaters. Rentals of self-peddling cars, bicycles and tricycles are also popular with families.
Aloha -- Cathi