|West Maui Dawn and Cottage, 6 x 8 oil|
The winds of Kihei blow with a fine red dirt. Like something out of the midwest dust bowl, it comes in the windows and settles on every horizontal surface. It covers lampshades, sifts into carpets, stains tile. I've been driving with the car windows shut and still red dirt gets in the car. I try to clean a spot on the upholstery and learn the hard way that you have to vacuum first, or red dirt will leave a ring around the clean spot. Maui red dirt makes cleaning a neverending process.