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14″ x 18″
In 1968 the Rainbow Tower was added to the Hilton Hawaiian Village, and it features two 31-story ceramic tile murals on the makai and mauka sides of the building. At 286 feet tall and 26 feet wide they were the tallest tile murals in the world. About 16,000 tiles were used by artist Millard Sheets. Forty-six years later, in 2014, the murals required restoration. All 16,000 tiles were replaced with 31,000 smaller tiles. Additionally, the spot lights that illuminated the murals at night from the ground were replaced by 8040 LED lights that were installed along the edges of the murals, and they now illuminate the murals evenly from top to bottom.
This painting, done in 2012, precedes the restoration.