Hawaiian Island Chain | Bronze Bonded Metal Finish

$165.00$850.00

The time tested brilliance of copper coupled with modern materials and elegance — featuring a bonded metal surface that depict the Hawaii islands in a brilliant and lightweight medium.
All eight major Hawaiian Islands are included. Hanging is simple due to the set’s lightweight composite nature along with included hanging hardware and template.

Each island features the metal finish on their edges and faces; however, the back of the islands are black, and have a hand brushed finish.

Description

Capture the beauty of the Aina and it’s topography with bonded Bronze sculptures of all the major 8 Hawaiian islands.  The islands are captured within the brilliance of a bronze finish, given a thorough hand polishing, and finally a museum grade wax from the UK is applied.  Each Hawaiian island has a durable bonded layer of metal on the face, and edges–the benefits of a beautiful metal finish without the cost & weight of foundry cast artwork at under 10LB (4.5kg) for an entire 68″ set.

(For additional information please read this article here: Metal Hawaii Island Wall Art or click on the information tabs within this page)

(Last Photo: Copper, Bronze, Aluminum, and Iron–Left to Right)

Prefer islands made from Big Island grown hardwoods?
Please feel free to see our Koa wood and Mango wood island chain sets.


My island chains feature all the main Hawaiian Islands including Hawaii, Maui, Oahu, Kauai, Molokai, Lanai, Niihau and Kahoolawe.

  • 24″ Island Chain Size: 24″x12″ (61×30.5cm)
    Big Island Span: 5.6” (14.2cm)
  • 36″ Island Chain Size: 36″X20″ (91.5x51cm)
    Big Island Span: 8.75″ (22.2cm)
  • 45″ Island Chain Size: 45″X24″ (114x61cm)
    Big Island Span: 10.75″ (27.3cm)
  • 68″ Island Chain Size: 68″x40″ (173x102cm)
    Big Island Span:18.2″ (46cm)

“Island Chain Size” is the size of the entire island chain in length and width.
If you were to take a Hawai’i state map with tight margins, unroll it, and hang it on your wall–that would be the size of your Hawaii wall art.

“Big Island Span” is the size of the Big Island.
If you took a tape measure to the Big Island this would be the greatest measurement you could find.


If desired hanging template(s) can be ordered for a modest amount for sizing purposes which includes hanging hardware, instructions, and the selected size(s) chosen.

The sculptures were made from a carved Koa Hawai’i island chain and feature similar detail.  They feature hand buffed museum grade wax finish on-top of the metal gel coat and are back-filled with a high strength resin.  Pictured is the museum wax option, however, a lacquer specifically made for artwork is also offered for those who want such a finish.


Every Hawaiian island chain includes hanging hardware, a template, and written instructions.
They are easily hung with typical screws or nails, and the islands will hang flush against your walls.
If a picture can be hung on your wall than an entire island chain can easily be hung on any wood or drywall.

Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions and you will be responded to within 1-3 business days.


  1. Denise Leong-Brattain

    Beautifully crafted Koa wood piece!

  2. hilsykes

    Love our islands! Look great…and the process was fantastic. Josh answered all our questions and included precise intructions to install the islands up on our wall in our Hawaii condo. Thank you Josh for beautiful artwork!

  3. Christine Barden

    We love our Hawaiian Island Chain work of art! We have it in Koa wood. Couldn’t be easier – ordering the template ahead of time allowed us to visualize and confirm we ordered the right size. Then, installation was only 5 minutes! We were sure installation would be the big challenge. But the template and the design made it a breeze. Love.

  4. peanut73

    Thank you so much for working with us! We absolutely love our new clad bronze Hawaiian Islands art collection in our home. It is absolutely beautiful!!

  5. Tachina Eva

    Absolutely perfect and will order again :) great timing and craftsmanship.

  6. John and Elaine

    Josh – we received this (Koa set) yesterday. It looks great!

    Thank you so much!

    John (and Elaine)

  7. Rob S

    Great communication by seller. Product was even easier to install than I expected and it looks absolutely amazing. If you’re thinking of buying from Josh, just do it…you won’t regret!

  8. Kathy Rosa

    Beautiful and detailed wooden set of the islands. The included template was very helpful and made hanging the set easy. Great communication. Thanks!

  9. Tonya

    Hi Josh
    I wanted to let you know that we received the islands and they are beautiful. The detail is amazing and it is a perfect piece of art to remind us of Hawaii! Thank you for putting so much into your art! I will add a review soon. Thanks again! Tonya

  10. Kathy

    Hi Josh,

    I’ve been out of town for a few days. I was able to pick up the package yesterday. The wall art is just beautiful! Thanks so much for including the template. I can’t wait to install!

    Thanks,
    Kathy

  11. aimz98

    Gorgeous islands! Josh was extremely helpful, answered all my questions and always responded in a timely fashion. This was quite a splurge for me, but I’m so glad I did it. Cannot wait to get to our new house and get them hung up!

  12. Josh C

    Amazing work. Absolutely love the islands. The template was very thoughtful and simplified hanging them immensely. Thank you!

  13. mmkchicago

    Item arrived on time and is great. The hanging directions are really easy to follow. The wood detail is really amazing and looks fantastic hanging on our wall. Thanks!

  14. Clayton Yamada

    This is an excellent product that I recommend as a unique wall art. The seller quickly answered all of my questions and the product was shipped out within a week.

  15. mcron003

    Great product!

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Metal Finish Process and Selection

Metal Finishes

Several options are offered for those who are interested in a modern yet time tested metal finish. 
Such Hawaii Island Chains are created using modern materials which are manufactured in the USA and the end result is a bonded metal piece which boasts the benefits of a solid cast sculpture–without the weight, cost, or otherwise the burden of such an undertaking. 
The surface is approximately 90% metal on the face and edges of the island; the backs of the islands are black, and an entire 68″ size island chain weighs under 12 pounds.

Metal finishes are in Copper, Bronze, Aluminum, & Iron–with additional available on request.

As with most artwork handmade there will be some variances in color, texture, and shine.

However, as one may notice there are numerous photos online of the island chains, and of course–the artist is more than willing to provide photos, and even material samples on request if desired.  Such variances result from the hand mixing of materials, the source of the raw materials, the amount of hand polishing each island receives, and how the patina is applied/removed if such an option is selected.

Copper, Bronze, Aluminum, & Iron. Left to Right

Patina

Patina

For those who want a darker set or with additional age or organic look black medal oxide patina is offered.
This is a hand finishing process where patina is applied and partially removed with a light abrasive, therefore, every set is unique, and to a degree be customized for one’s needs.  A photo below shows a bronze Big Island without and with a light-medium patina.
The image before and after slider tool cannot be implemented within this page–if this is of interest please visit this link which features this interactive tool.

Wax or Lacquer Finish

Wax or Lacquer?

The final step is that the Hawaii Island Chain requires a coating to preserve the set and bring out the colors of the metal finish.

  • Museum wax features a gentle glow with a light shine and has minimal surface build.
  • The potential downside with wax is you have only one sheen and some want a smoother surface or other such adjustments of lacquer.
  • Lacquer (not shown online) is offered in additional sheen options such as matte, satin, semi-gloss, and gloss.
  • The potential downside is lacquer is a finish which adds build to the surface and some may find it adds a “plastic” feeling to the piece.

Lead Time and Shipping

Shipping & Lead-time

  • All orders are shipped within 3-4 weeks unless otherwise noted; as each piece is typically made to order and quality is emphasized over quantity.
    • However, I do offer expedited shipping, and can streamline a “custom” order depending on my current workload:
      • Precise deadlines can be accurately met–a payment is taken with utmost respect and urgency.
      • You have numerous carriers to choose from: DHL, Fedex, USPS, UPS, and even artist provided installation is offered.
      • Custom signage such as coordinates and names are offered.

Carriers & Shipping Methods

Shipping Within The USA:

  • All Hawaii island chain sets within the USA will by default be shipped VIA USPS Priority Mail with Tracking, Insurance, and a Signature Required on Delivery.
  • USPS Priority Mail has an expected delivery window of 1-3 business days* and generally speaking this is a very reliable yet cost effective shipment method within the states.
  • USPS Express is an optional service and aims to deliver within 1-2 days*. However, it is advisable to contact the artist if expedited shipping is required as the required production time needs to be available, and scheduled beforehand for a guaranteed shipment window.
  • In the unlikely situation a package is damaged, lost, delayed, or stolen we will do our absolute best to ensure the situation is rectified.
    However, we are not responsible for carrier delays, and unable to control how artwork is handled.
  • Our goal is your complete satisfaction and in the end our success is determined through complete transparency.

Shipping Internationally:

  • Generally speaking USPS or DHL Express is used, however, a preferred carrier, or other arrangements are possible on request.
  • Priority Mail International will take 6-10 business days* within most markets and is considered a reliable method.
    Usually a signature is required but may not be applicable in all countries, and within every case insurance & tracking is applied to your order.
  • Priority Mail Express International will take 3-5 business days* within most markets and is an accelerated delivery method.
    As beforehand the signature on delivery, insurance, and tracking applies as it does with Priority Mail International.
  • DHL Express will likely take 2-3 days* and is generally faster than USPS services.
    Usually a signature is required but may not be applicable in all countries, and within every case insurance & tracking is applied to your order.

International Buyer Disclaimer

  • International Buyers – Please Note: Import duties, taxes, and charges are not included in the item price or shipping cost. These charges are the buyer’s responsibility. Please check with your country’s customs office to determine what these additional costs will be prior to bidding or buying.
  • In the unlikely situation a package is damaged, lost, delayed, or stolen we will do our absolute best to ensure the situation is rectified.
    However, we are not responsible for carrier delays, and unable to control how artwork is handled.
    Our goal is your complete satisfaction and in the end our success is determined through complete transparency.

*The amount of working days from shipment to delivery may vary depending on weather and other carrier related circumstances.

Hanging Locations and Care

Wood Hawaii Island Artwork

Wood should always be hung indoors and not exposed to excessive or long terms spans of high humidity or temperature fluctuations due to the hydroscopic nature of the natural material. With lacquer finish maintenance is not required or suggested and a burnished oil finish shouldn’t be waxed or recoated.
 
 

Bonded Metal Finish Hawaii Island Artwork

Metal finish island chains should be kept under cover and away from salt spray–as the wax finish may degrade and allow the bonded metal surface to oxidize.
 
 

Wax Finish

Wax finish is long lasting and should require minimal to no maintenance if kept indoors away & away from salt spray or mist.
 
 

Lacquer Finish

A lacquer finish will degrade slower, however, it is best advised to keep the piece under cover, and out of the elements such as deeply within the recesses of a covered patio or Lani.

 

Industrial Catalyzed Finish

Designed by a renowned sculpture and metal finish company this finish is resistant to even salt spray. 
This coating takes significant labor to apply, requires additional precautions, and will add 2-3 weeks to the lead time along with a 15% to 30% additional cost.
The finish is only offered on request and additional information is show below. 

Please Specify the Application in the Order Notes!

Regardless of your finish choice the hanging hardware at no charge will be upgraded so it is more corrosion resistant.
Moreover, if you’re unsure of which finish to purchase please feel free to contact us anytime, and you will recieve a prompt & helpful response.

(No guarantee is offered or implied if a set is hung outside, however, additional finish options, and a maintenance schedule is offered on request)

 
 

Can I hang your artwork outside under cover?

For an outdoor covered patio or Lani I would recommend a metal finish set as they are relatively inert and will better handle temperature & humidity compared to my wood artwork. Strong wind, constant direct sunlight, and salt spray are other considerations to take into account.
 
The islands have a resin core and a bonded metal finish on their faces & edges–the surface is sealed with either wax, lacquer, or an industrial catalyzed finish (on request) to prevent oxidization.
 
All considered the composite/bonded metal surface looks like metal since it’s mostly metal with a binder and therefore once the finish starts to degrade the surface may start to patina/oxidize
 
If you’re in an environment with no salt spray, relatively dry, and minimal sun/rain exposure then the wax finish should serve you well for a few years with the islands eventually requiring more wax.
 
However, if there’s some exposure or moisture then a lacquer finish is a consideration and would fair better.
 
 

What about salt spray or significant exposure?

In the case of significant exposure and/or salt spray a two part catalyzed finished is highly recommended.
 
The website shows pricing for both the wax finish and lacquer, however, due to the inherent difficulty in sourcing and applying the two part catalyzed finish there is an additional 15%-30% charge for this process.
 
 

How does wax compare to a lacquer or an industrial finish?

If you change from a wax finish to a film based finish it will result in a thicker coating–so more shine will result and the surface will look less “raw” in appearance.

FAQs

Are they solid metal or hammered sheet metal?

Each island is made from a bonded composite material and feature a metal finish on their faces & edges. No sheet or solid cast metal is used, however, the benefit is that each island is relatively lightweight, and features a significant amount of detail as every island is hand crafted with great care.

How difficult is this to hang?

Each Hawaii island chain includes hanging hardware, instructions, and direct support from the artist. With everything handled provided you have drywall or wood walls the set should take 20 to 30 minutes to hang.

Can the island be made darker or in a different metal finish?

On request a black patina can be applied which will make the islands darker. Additional contrast and detail can be enhanced with a patina. Various metal finishes can be offered on request. Please feel free to contact us and you will recieve a prompt response.

Can I hang this outside?

Please see the relevant information tab as we have an article which covers hanging locations, finish options, and other important information for those considering our artwork for outdoor use.

Do you offer a larger set?

On request we can provide you a quote for a larger sized Hawaii island chain, however, the cost will be a fair amount more due to the custom sizing, and time spent laying out the design correctly.

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