Sweet is a 17 foot tall stainless steel sculpture located at the new Aiea Public Library. The Library is located on the site of the former Aiea Sugar Mill. Sweet considers the site’s history and uses a simple sugar molecule as its inspiration. In chemistry terms it is referred to as Glycolaldehyde (C2H4O2) and considered to be one of the building blocks of life on Earth and in the cosmos. The mirrored metal orbs symbolize individual atoms and are meant to reflect the library and its role as a modern information hub for the community to research and explore life’s mysteries. It sits in a 'sugar pile' of concrete dusted with reflective glass beading.

This project was funded by the Hawaii State Foundation on Culture and the Arts art in public places program and installed in 2016.


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