Naupaka - Kahakai (Beach)
The moʻolelo (story, tale, myth, legend…) of the naupaka shrub varies depending on the source. However, the theme of forbidden love is often at the center; a tale of two lovers separated -one to live in the mountains and one to live by the sea.
This is why both the Naupaka Kuahiwi (mountain) and the Naupaka Kahakai (beach) bloom only half flowers. It is said that if both halves are picked and joined, it will rain -a reminder of the love that could not be.
Inspired by the art of Hawaiian quilts with the guidance of Poakalani & Co.
Digital illustration hand drawn by JT Ojerio, the artist behind Aloha de Mele. Inspired by Hawaii's beauty, culture, and people, each art piece was created to make a statement, exude good vibes, and spread the aloha spirit. All prints are professionally printed in Honolulu, Hawai'i.
Loose Prints are giclée prints produced with archival inks on cold-press, acid free paper to ensure print permanence. Loose prints will be rolled up and shipped in a tube. We highly recommend taking your fine art giclée to your local framer to be professionally framed.
Our canvas prints have a satin finish and use high quality, pigmented archival inks on museum-quality, lightweight canvas to provide rich color depth. All canvas prints are 7/8" deep ready to hang with wire on the back.