Large installations by Mark Chai include Styrofoam light sculptures, suspended cardboard creations, and murals.
When the Honolulu Star-Bulletin featured Mark Chai arts, the full-color picture that graced the cover was of his Styrofoam ceiling installation, "Ocean of Love."
Reporter Scott Vogel wrote, "On the ceiling in Chai's
living room is a, uh, sculpture of sorts, the meaning
of which becomes clear only gradually. Somehow I've
avoided asking him about it (or even looking at it
The "Wave Form" is carved from a single piece of Styrofoam, almost 10' long. Fitted with a standard 8' fluorescent light fixture, it glows soft pink.
"Inspiration" is a 14 foot long, free form sculpture that evokes a sinuous spine. It's constructed of wood, and cardboard treated to look like copper. It was commissioned by Inspiration Furniture at Pearlridge.
Mark Chai murals are seen at the Honolulu Hard Rock Cafe, and San Francisco's E&O Trading Company.
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