The life of the land is perpetuated in righteousness.
Hawai’i State Motto, Queen Ke’opuolani, 1825 ~ Kamehameha III, 1843
Thus reads the banner at the top of the painting.
Hanau kana, he Ako’ako’a, puka
Born the coral polyp ~ Born of him a coral colony emerged
Kumulipo, Hawaiian Hymn of Creation, Chant One, First Born
Thus reads the banner on the bottom border of the painting.
This painting symbolizes the single magical night of each month orchestrated by the full moon, when the corals spawn. This is a prayer for the perpetuation of righteousness in our care of the ocean’s reefs for all time for all generations. The key in conserving the remaining reefs and allowing them to rejuvenate is awareness. Awareness and…love.