Beach Candy - Putting my sight in the eye of a bird, I hovered above the beach fronting the Moana. Endless waves of energy rolled in - exciting, rejuvenating, healing. People and playthings sprinkled with color like candy on an ocean cake. Which one are you?
Honu Leahi - The ocean twists the colors of a honu's shell as it lifts its head for a breath of fresh Hawaiian air. In the distance is Leahi, Diamond Head, a welcome sight to visitors and residents like the honu.
Honu Mana'o - Honu - Hawaiian Sea Turtle, comes to rest on balmy shores, with thoughts transcending the dHonu - Hawaiian Sea Turtle, comes to rest on balmy shores, with thoughts transcending the depths of time. Mana'o - thoughts, ideas, not reserved for humans but all living beings. In old Hawaii the Honu was a respected being and a source of food eaten only by royalty. In recent times the Honu have been hunted to the threat of extinction and became protected by law. Now they live comfortably among us and even come to rest on shores frequented by people.
‘Ilio Kai - ‘Ilio Kai (Dog of the sea). This is the first monk seal I ever met over 30 years ago. She came to me at the boat dock on Tern Island, French Frigate Shoals, Hawaii. I called her Shnooky. It was like seeing the mermaid I had been dreaming about for a long time.
Koko Head Canoe - That golden time of day on south east Oahu; Koko Head's distinct shape with Koko Crater beyond. A solitary canoe sits beneath the coconut palms ready for a sunset paddle.
Malia Shoals - Emerging reefs of the northwest Hawaiian Islands reveal a cool blend of colors that transcend the depths. Inspired by my many years flying to remote field camps on refuge islands that few people see. These are the colors that feel good to me.
Mano E Kahi - The first shark that welcomed me into the sea on Laysan Island was also the last one that allowed me to leave. We would have many more conversations and blessed encounters such as these.
Mano Kai Blue - Mano - The shark, guardian of the deep, beauty and power riddled with twisted light. This tiger, nuihi, complements the unmistakable blue of our Hawaiian ocean. This painting has strong significance to me. Inspired by a photograph from Patrick Duvalt of Maui and a tattoo I had done by the artist Tihote in Tahiti.