Iwalani Kaluhiokalani is an American painter whose work centers movement. She reclaims familial and art historical lineage by referencing dance practice, dance histories and ideas of Paradise which play as signifiers of her Eur-Asian and Pacific Islander heritage. She uses an in-depth knowledge of movement analysis to engineer rhythmic dialogues that mediate the corporeal body, memory, haptic perception, semiotics, and time. Using found photos and her own film stills replete with gestural imagery, she collages positive and negative silhouettes into waves of figurative groupings. She paints from these cutouts in a printmaking-like process, rapidly repeating similar forms at various intervals creating her own interior mapping of color within bodily emotions, plus structural phrases and change over time. The resulting landscapes perform like choreography simultaneously recording and transmitting the artist’s movements across a surface. As both a visual artist and a mover, she seeks the space where sight and touch intersect, and where figuration and landscape assimilate. She thus locates the construct by merging body and nature.