You may notice that many of the art pieces are signed with my name and this symbol...
and you may be wondering what it means! Every piece of art I create here in Hawaii will have this symbol on it.
I thought long and hard about a symbol I wanted to use in conjunction with my signature. This is a combination of two things.
First, the top part is a Koru. It's a Maori symbol fashioned after the coil of a new fern stem. I shaped mine to look like the Uluhe fern which is native and grows all over Hawaii. (I also liked that it kind of looks like a P for my last name)
I chose the Koru shape based on its meaning. It typically represents new life, a fresh start or new beginnings. But it also represents tranquility, and spirituality.
Having moved from the Pacific NW to Hawaii, I have been give a fresh new start. I left a life of being so sick, I rarely left home and often spent hours in bed. Something about Hawaii reduces the severity of my illness. I am alive again! My life has re-started!
Not only has it revived my body, the 'aina (land) brings my heart such tranquility and peace. My spiritual heart is awake and I meet Ke Akua (God) every day with anticipation at what I will taught, how I will be loved, and especially what part of His beautiful creation I will get to enjoy.
At the bottom of my Koru to complete my art symbol, you see 3 dots. These represent the parts of my God - The Father who loves me, Jesus who brings me to the Father and walks with me daily, and the Holy Spirit who reveals beauty and wisdom to me. The 3 dots also represent the three important aspects of the meaning of the Koru - new life, tranquility and spirituality.
A Hui Hou