Arrival of the First Nations. 34x84inches. Diptych.
Transparent watercolor on paper. $7000.
“Arrival of the First Nations” imagines Kane’ohe after Proto-Polynesian settlers began to terraform their home. I heard a story about how there was a huge tsunami that swept into the bay, and at Ulumau Village or now known as He’eia State Park, there lived a woman and her son, or a brother and sister in other versions that got swept away. I also heard another story about how this was the site of the first settlers, because of the bay, the only barrier reef on the island and maybe state of Hawai’i it looked like a good place to land the canoes and settle.