I was born and raised in Honoka’a, a small sugar plantation town on the North East side of Hawaii Island. We grew up spending most days in the cane fields, rivers, and surf, forming strong connections with the land. I left the island after high school for college, and earned a degree in Fine Arts in Southern California. After moving back, I worked trade jobs and found work recovering wood from naturally fallen Koa trees in Hawaii’s high mountain lands. Working closely with Koa, I became interested in using its unique colors and grain in artwork and developed a process to present wood as wall panel art.
I hope you enjoy the work.
Kailua Kona, HI