Cast from two types of Hawaiian volcanic salt, this series of works by American artist Carissa Rodriguez was inspired by the iconic shapes of native New York artist Ellsworth Kelly. Depicting a quintessential American abstract art form with a mineral derived from the ocean was the artist’s way of connecting cross-continental cultural spaces and a nod to her Filipino heritage. Rodriguez creates in a wide range of materials, from cinema to sculpture, and is primarily concerned with the relationship between the material and social conditions through which art is produced, reproduced, and consumed.