A Model Art Sculpture for diverting water resources using the wind.
The Puanui Kohala Field System is an ancient Hawaiian sweet potato field. Because of deforestation when cattle ranching was introduced, the system lacks the water to produce the same yield that it did in ancient times. However, because of the unique geography of Kohala Mountain, a misty wind blows across the pasture at higher elevations. This moisture laden wind has the potential to supply the system if a catchment and delivery system can be created. Using biomimicry, recycled and natural materials will be assembled to capture the moisture. The moisture will then be delivered to lower elevations using 15,000 ft. of dripline. This is an art project meant to demonstrate how this whole system could be implemented to nourish the dry, leeward side, lower elevations which were once home to 20 square miles of sweet potato fields.
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