A TRULY VIRTUAL WEB ART MUSEUM  EXHIBITION

RODNEY PYGOYA CHANG AND ANDREA CABICO

PRESENTS

Andrea's Gardens 
RAIN FOREST TO GARDENS

-THE BEGINNING FOREST-TO-GARDEN LANDSCAPES (March 2012)


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      Rodney Pygoya Chang, Webist, collaborates with master gardener, Andrea Cabico, to bring one of her works-of-art online, so all can enjoy her unique gardens.  Cabico starts off with a natural Hawaiian rain forest, high up on a live volcano, fights off the invasive species (yellow ginger, strawberry guava, climbing fern vines, weeds), vog, slugs, insects, pesky peasants, and wild boars - as well as constant rain, chilly climate at 3500 feet elevation most tropical plants cannot survive in - to form and bring alive the flower gardens in her mind.   Born with this unique aesthetic gift as a working farm owner while living in the Philippines, she found herself one among no others of her rural village who cared beyond the practical function of land and growth.  Ugly disarray and accumulated mess was part of a hard life.  Instead, Andrea saw composition, shapes, colors, and form and expended the effort and energy to bring them forth.  She is an innate artistic individual who was born into farming and its rural isolation. 

     Now Pygoya has the golden opportunity to document Andrea's efforts to "make the masterpiece of my life."  She is presently 75 years old.   This and follow up shows will demonstrate the order that Andrea is seeking to bestow to the acreages as she daily struggles to embed the landscapes in her head into the existing rain forest environment.  Enjoy your visit into "Andrea's Gardens" at Volcano on the Big Island of Hawaii.

New Planting Bed Nestled in Forest

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dancing Ti

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

My Back Yard - My Primordial Jungle

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Digging For Nutrients and Water

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

View From My Dining Table

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fallen Giants Take a Turn for the Better

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Around the Bend

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cypress Above All

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fork in the Trail

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Down But Not Out 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lava Mound

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Unwinding

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

New Ti

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lawn Uprooted by Feral Pigs

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Signature Leaf

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

East Trail

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Looks Like Autumn

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Golden Moments

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Haipu Garden Shade

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gated

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gated 2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In the Shade

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

To Open Field

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Westward

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gateway

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Nestled

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Homecoming

 

 

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