Kauai-crafted watercolors + Japanese pen & ink on paper
Available as a hand-embossed archival print on Somerset Velvet printmaking paper in three sizes (see below)
This ‘vertical landscape’ is a love letter to the Hawaiian islands from my ancestors (several of whom have lived in Hawaii and emanate their love), my living family, and me.
From Hawaii’s seafloor to sky, this piece honors the oceanic, terrestrial, and volcanic depths of the Hawaiian islands and the voyaging people who are its wisdom keepers. Created using watercolors made in Kauai, it is a living love to a beloved place.
As a family with an ongoing connection to Hawaii as settlers and allies, we look to the land and its people for instruction in how to relate with Hawaii in ways that are pono - in integrity.
30% of proceeds from the sale of these prints support the Maui Strong Fund together with I Olu Wailuanui, a courageous effort on Kauai to return disputed lands that once housed the Coco Palms Resort into the stewardship of Hawaiians and the community. I chose these two organizations because they are dedicated to both immediate and ongoing repair. you can donate to these orgs directly by clicking on the links above.
To provide immediate assistance to displaced Lahaina families, you can also send money directly through this vetted Instagram page.
prints come in three sizes:
MAUNA (mountain): 5.5 feet tall (original size)
KAHAKAI (shore): 3.5 feet tall
HOKU (star): 15 inches tall
note: the two larger sizes of the prints are hand-embossed — a labor of love that takes about five hours and makes each print unique!
framing: as part of your order, you have the option of adding a magnetic wooden scroll frame that attaches to the artwork’s top and bottom and makes it easy to frame this piece without the expense of custom-framing.
delivery: I will be sending prints out to their new homes this fall after I return home from a wilderness rites of passage guide training in Colorado!
to see the price list and order a print, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org