I've titled this painting "Reborn" for two reasons. First, the Mamaki is a native plant whose popularity has been reborn in Hawaii. Used by Native Hawaiians medicinally, it's popularity and use is returning. In fact, I have one growing in my own garden! Secondly, the butterfly is the most beautiful symbol of transformation and rebirth! These Kamehameha butterflies are one of only 2 species of butterflies endemic to Hawaii. They lay eggs and the caterpillars feed on the Mamaki plant.
This original 8x10 watercolor painting is available here as a Fine Art Print in a variety of sizes. All of my giclee prints are produced with an archival print process on fine art paper. Each print has a 1/8 inch wide white internal border to reveal the maximum amount of print surface after matting.
As a resident of Hawaii island I am inspired by the islands' natural beauty on a daily basis. As an artist it is my passion to paint visual stories of that beauty and the resulting peace and joy I find here. I hope my work will inspire these in you as well.
The whole earth is filled with awe at your wonders;
where morning dawns, where evening fades,
you call forth songs of joy. Psalm 65:8
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