Mai Po'ina 'Oeia'u ("Lili'u / Do not forget me")
Through her series, 'Ike Ho'omaopopo (Consciousness), Hawaii artist,
Shari Kaleohoneakekahuli Martens Magno, is challenging Hawaiians to know their
identity -to know their roots, to remember their history.
There is an important message in the first of the series, MAI PO'INA
'OEIA'U (Remember me), but its disclosure is not for everyone. For the
intended, the symbolism and significance need little explanation.
In this painting, Leohone depicts a stack of faded portraits draped in
dry and brittle maile to represent the past and the generations of ali'i
long gone. The portrait of Queen Lili'oukalani sits amid a collection of her
effects. The film of time is peeled back from the face of Hawaii's last
reigning monarch and her eyes (which follow the viewer anywhere no matter.
where he or she stands) are full of love and compassion. Her hand reaches out
from the frame around the image of the painting and extends toward the flowers
on the floor in front of it... her pua...her people.
Unframed Limited Edition Sizes:
Artist Proof: 75 Size: 48/36
Large: 288 Size: 43x32
Medium: 288 Size: 30x22
Small: 288 Size: 20x15
- Giclee on canvas
- Edition Size 350
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