L., a native Hawaiian (and of royal lineage) posed for me so I could photograph and the illustrate a “Hawaiian woman”. This “Hawaiian woman” became an amalgamation of two women I know here on the island: L. who is part of gym management, an accomplished hula dancer, a ukulele player, and wife…and Imei, a young woman who loves music, has worked in the music industry and works at Paia Bay Coffee and Bar, a single mother of a five-year-old daughter. Both are strikingly beautiful and dignified in their own way.

I love the feeling of art, sculpture, and statues…and sometimes I feel drawn to places just for their Buddha statues. Thank you to the Kahalui Soulasana group and host K. And A. for their lovely open-mic night.
Artbook #10’s cover…
Paia Beach

Maui Humane Society