Big Island of Hawaii Art & Architecture
The Goldens are grateful for the sensitive artistic contributions of each of these gifted artists and craftspeople, collaborators at the Volcano Rainforest Retreat in creating artistic beauty with a reverence for the land and Hawaiian culture.
Builders / Craftsman of the Architecture at Volcano Rainforest Retreat
Kenneth Lahti: Local builder/craftsman, builder and co-designer of both the Guest Cottage and the Bamboo Guest House at the Volcano Rainforest Retreat.
Richard Morton: Local builder, assistant to Kenneth Lahti and co-builder of the Guest Cottage and the Bamboo Guest House at the Volcano Rainforest Retreat.
George Winarski: Local builder/craftsman and sculptor/co-builder of Sanctuary, Forest House, Bamboo Guest House and Goldens’ residence at the Volcano Rainforest Retreat.
John Hubbard: Was a gifted local builder and craftsman/co-builder of Sanctuary, Forest House and Goldens’ residence at the Volcano Rainforest Retreat.
Daniel Lepine: Local builder and craftsman/ co-creator of Volcano Rainforest Retreat.
Tevita Duituturanga: Master stone mason. Built lava rock walls, terracing, entrance pillars and rock paths on property by hand, including the Forest House and the Goldens’ residence.
Volcano Artists Featured at Volcano Rainforest Retreat
Phan Nguyen Barker: Famous for her hand-dyed silk and silk paintings which recently include stunning textural stitchery. www.phanbarker.com