3' x 4' Acrylic on canvas, inspired by Tutu Pele during the 2014 Lava Flow when She was but 130 yards from where I lived. I present this painting now with so much gratitude and Aloha having just moved back to Kaua'i a month before the present Eruptions. 10% will be donated to friends who have lost homes or have had to evacuate. I have lowered the price to $1800
Acrylic on canvas 2017 $1800
Robert Louis Stevenson referred to Princess Ka'iulani as the
"Island Rose in the following Poem:
Forth from her land to mine she goes,
The island maid, the island rose,
Light of heart and bright of face:
The daughter of a double race.
Her islands here, in Southern sun,
Shall mourn their Kaiulani gone,
And I, in her dear banyan shade,
Look vainly for my little maid.
But our Scots islands far away
Shall glitter with unwonted day,
And cast for once their tempests by
To smile in Kaiulani's eye.
Aloha ʻĀina, which literally means "love of the land", is a central idea of ancient Hawaiian thought, cosmology and culture. The concept is felt by many people in Hawaiʻi as a focus of ecological and cultural understanding., the concept goes back to mythical times, and is illustrated extensively in creation chants such as the Kumulipo, which emphasize the connection between the land and the people. In everyday practice, it embodies a deep passion for the land, as is often demonstrated in songs, hula, stories and lifestyle practices such as farming, which have many celebratory and sometimes sensual elements. As a political term, it came into wide use during the late nineteenth century through the Aloha ʻĀina Party, which transformed into the Home Rule Party of Hawaiiin 1900,[page needed] after the annexation of Hawaiʻi in the last decade of the 19th century. Since that time some connotations of Hawaiian nationalism are associated with the term. Many practitioners, however, assert that Aloha ʻĀina is not itself a political term but rather a tenet of spiritual and cultural understanding which "drives one into action" (George Helm, 1977). These actions may be political, or may simply involve prayer, lifestyle choices and love and respect for the land and sea.
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