(acrylic on canvas 36"
x 36" embellished with
crystals, pearls, dimensional paint and gold leaf)
This beautiful mandala
was commissioned in honor of a 50th Birthday Celebration that took place
on Kauai in the Hawaiian Islands in April 2008 with eleven family members
in attendance. The name (Pua Lani O Kaua'i) is literally heaven's flower
of Kauai. The Flower of Life design is over six thousand years old and is
constructed of multiple overlapping circles, with the center of each
circle on the circumference of six surrounding circles of the same
diameter. Throughout human history, it has symbolized perfect form,
proportion and harmony. It is considered by many to be sacred geometry
that depicts the fundamental forms of space and time, or to contain a type
of Akashic Record of basic information of all living things.
For the recipient of
this mandala, the painting will always recall memories of an auspicious
occasion on the Garden Island with its fragrant blossoms, star-spangled
nights, sandy beaches and surf as well as a joyful gathering of the clan
that included zip lining over verdant rain forests and surfing lessons
with champion Titus Kinimaka.