The show has opened, the judging is done, and I have a Second Place ribbon! Here’s how it got put together and what it looks like. The rest of the week is spent watering every morning, replacing plants that are suffering, chatting with people in line, and planning for next year’s display!
The entire scene framed by the cutout box.
General view of the kapa, baskets, and fountain.
Hawaiian Museum: Central portion of the display.
Fire and Water- the fire pit and lemna bowl.
View of Pele and Kamapua’a Story
Pele, Kamapua’a, and Surfboards
View of the gourd display and the feather cape.
Kuka-ilimoku in the Ku Garden
A general view of the crime scene.
some of the clues can be seen here.
An overview of the crime scene.
A view of the crime.
The body lies at the edge of the Ku Garden.
There are clues all around the body.
The victim still clutching his looted objects.
A clue- the trowel
A clue- the broken gourd case
A clue- the keys were dropped
A clue- he has stolen some feathers
A clue- who left the embroidery purse?
A clue- someone left these glasses.
A clue- stolen kapa stuffed in a briefcase.
A clue- a bowl of feathers has been stolen from one of the museum cases.
A clue- the body lies on candy bar. From the victim or the attacker?
A clue- there is a smoking gun.
Who is that famous detective in the bowler hat and white suit?
Closeup of the detective.
The line to view our miniature settings starts out the moment the doors to the Flower Show open and never let up all day.
The box that contains the scene is 22inches deep and 36inches wide.
The back of the display with all the cases mounted in the walls.
Plants have to be trimmed and watered every day.
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