pauku wai (water quilt)

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Inspired by Hawaiian style quilts, these patterns combine native plant species and video footage of local waters.

loulu

The loulu (pritchardia forbesiana) is a palm tree native to Maui, Hawai'i. The water footage used was collected in the loulu's natural habitat area.

loulu

loulu water quilt
2019
digital video

Inspired by traditional Hawaiian quilt designs, this pattern was created by the artist to commemorate the loulu (pritchardia forbesiana), an endemic species of palm tree found on Maui. The water footage was captured in the loulu's habitat on Maui.

ohia lehua

The ohia is a rich cultural image and important species to native habitat.

ohia lehua water quilt

ohia lehua water quilt
2019
digital media

Inspired by traditional Hawaiian quilt designs, this pattern was created by the artist to commemorate the ohia lehua, an endemic species of tree found on Maui. The water footage was captured in the ohia's natural habitat on Maui.

pohuehue

This design is inspired by the coastal pohuehue (beach morning glory) ubiquitous throughout the Hawaiian islands.

pohuehue (water quilt)

pohuehue (water quilt)
2019
digital media

Inspired by traditional Hawaiian quilt designs, this pattern was created by the artist to commemorate the pohuehue, an endemic species of beach morning glory found throughout the Hawaiian islands. The water footage was captured in the pohuehue's natural habitat on Maui.