Bronze & Marble Sculpture
Born in Hawaii to a family of professional artists, Moana was immersed in the art world from childhood. She was educated at the University of California at Berkeley and has also studied under Fritz White and others.
Originally a watercolor artist she made the transition to sculpture about fifteen years ago and has found it to be a satisfying medium for her. Her figurative work focuses on dynamic dancers and pensive poses. She delights in motion and takes inspiration from the beauty of the natural environment. Many pieces are the personification of some aspect of nature. Since dance has always been a favorite form of artistic expression for her, a large portion of her work relates to dance.
Time spent in Italy and France has had a profound effect on her work. Therefore, much of her work leans to the classic figurative. However, newer work also includes work with a more contemporary feel.
Whatever the genre, whether a Flameco dancer, contemporary torso or a commissioned bronze of a boy and his dog, the work is always elegant and alive. One Native American on viewing her portfolio said in praise, “You have the wind in your work.”
Best Western Hotels, Port La Vaca, TX
Art Incorporated, San Antonio, TX
Borsini-Burr Galleries, Montara, CA
Bronze Coast Gallery, Cannon Beach, OR
Mousa Enterprises, Houston, TX
Texas Protective Life Insurance CO, San Antonio, TX
St Mary’s Hall, San Antonio, TX
Regis Jesuit High School, Aurora, CO
S. R. Brennan Galleries, Palm Desert, CA, Scottsdale, AZ, and Santa Fe, NM
Molinar Gallery, Tiberon, CA
Art Obsessions Gallery, Truckee, CA
Sculpture in the Park, Loveland, CO
National Sculpture Society Awards Exhibition 2002,
Brookgreen Gardens, Pawley’s Island, SC,
New York, NY
International Exhibit, Chamizal National Monument, El Paso, TX, 1998