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DENNIS ODA / DODA@STARADVERTISER.COM The "Na Wai Eha Series" by Maui artist Sidney Yee comprises "Thirst for Housing," left, "The Might of Water Rights" and "Sentimental Favorite." The paintings center on the current public trust water controversy on Maui.
DENNIS ODA / DODA@STARADVERTISER.COM "Yesterday and Today" was inspired by a childhood photograph of the artist with his brother and cousin.
DENNIS ODA / DODA@STARADVERTISER.COM In "Denial," Yee freed himself of creative constraints and worked spontaneously.