This painting has a richly textured background in earthy tones of copper, browns, antique bronze and gold, with a verdigris blue green patina resembling moss covered lava rock. The raised relief of the petroglyphs combined with the texture create a beautiful 3D effect. It will add a distinctive Hawaiian theme and contemporary, tropical feel to your home and a touch of royalty to your walls!
Title: "Ali'i I" (Royalty)
Hawaiian Petroglyph Raised Relief Painting
Original Acrylic Art by Ilze Sims
Measurement: 12" x 24"x 1.5"
Acrylic on Gallery Wrap Canvas
Painted in my studio on the Hamakua Coast of the Big Island of Hawaii. Signed and dated on the back.
The petroglyph depicted is an Ali’i figure from the Puako petroglyph field in North Kona on the Big Island of Hawaii.
The Ali'i can be distinguished from ordinary men by the headdresses, feathered helmets and head-gear they wore. These were symbols of the highest rank, reserved for men of the Ali’I - the chiefly class of Hawaii.
“Puako” can mean either “the tassel of the sugar cane” or “the flower of the Kou tree.” The Puako Petroglyph reserve is located north of Kailua Kona on the Big Island of Hawaii and contains one of Hawaii's largest collections of rock art with more than 3,000 designs identified, including sails canoes, tools, paddlers, marchers, dancers, family groups and a vast range of animals like dogs, cats, chickens, roosters goats, birds and turtles. Other deity symbols are almost ghost-like and ethereal and praying figures have a powerful presence. Puako themed paintings are representational of these fascinating, intriguing images.
If you're interested in other sizes to fit your space and needs, please message me and I'll be happy to help. Mahalo!
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