Puanani Maunu

Tribe: Native Hawai’ian
Based In: Juneau, AK
Email: pmaunu@gmail.com

About the Art
Kualana nā pua a’o Hawai’i
Kū pa’a ma hope o ka’āina
Hiki mai ka’eleele o ka loko’ino
Palapala ‘anūnu me ka pākaha…

The above excerpt is one section of text in Native Hawai’ian that is central to the composition of this oil painting. A white gull flies upward into the text, while geometric patterns loop through the background and a sea of waves swell up from the bottom.