The Lei Maker
A site specific installation of 28, 5’x7’ oil on canvas panels for the Honolulu International Airport, Hawaii
About The Lei Maker:
Lei are a physical manifestation of Aloha and an eternal metaphor for the generous and loving spirit of Hawaii. A unifying sense of oneness with man, nature and the divine is steeped in ancient Hawaiian tradition. Lei are made in the spirit of this interconnectedness. Each lei is its own work of art, uniquely crafted by the artisan lei maker through knowledge handed down from one generation to the next.
Leaves, seeds, shells, flowers and feathers are carefully and intentionally collected by the lei maker and fashioned into a wreath or garland as a token of celebration or reverence. The lei is offered as a blessing or ornament, encircling the recipient in a tangible symbol of joy, love and connection.