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Inheritance, Maui Nui (42x42)


oil on linen
42 in x 42 in
Includes white floater frame

The painting depicts five species of Maui Nui (from outer to inner): the koa butterfly (Udara blackburni), the rare Haleakala fern (Athyrium haleakalae) with 300 remaining ion the wild, the haha (Cyanea macrostegia) of Lana`i, East and West Maui, the makou (Peucedanum sandwicense), and the extremely rare na`u (Gardenia brighamii) known from only a few trees on Lana`i and West Maui. The work references our planet with little known Hawaiian species of the sea cliffs, mountain bogs and dry forests comprising the interconnected fabric of life.