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Half whale, half human figures
Mutadis Mutandi, acrylic on silk, Michelle Smith

This week’s UH News Image of the Week, Mutadis Mutandi, an acrylic painting on silk, is from Windward Community College Lecturer Michelle Smith.

Smith has taught a variety of biology classes including anatomy and physiology, biology, marine science and Ono Cooking and Food Science.

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“My focus has always been producing biologically inspired compositions and to improve ocean literacy,” she said. “I consider myself an amateur artist and work with a variety of media including ceramic, metal, watercolor and acrylic.”

Mutatis Mutandi is Smith’s playful whale folk series inspired by late UH Professor John Pina Craven. The literal translation of Mutatis Mutandi is “things having been changed that have to be changed.”

Smith’s acrylic painting and photo metal prints are on exhibit at Arts at Marks Garage until the end of August.

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