Hoʻowalewale ʻia e ka Mahina [Mesmerized by Mahina]
30cm x 30cm
fine art print, signed by the artist
Limited edition fine art print signed by the artist. Only 10 copies produced exclusively for the multimedia art exhibition, Sanctuary: A New Earth, displayed in Hồ Chí Minh City, Vietnam from September 9 – 16, 2023.
Mahina: A moon of iron and ice
This moon is inspired by folk lore from the Pacific Islands, Polynesia and Hawaii.
Mahina is the spirit of divine feminine energy. She brings hope, balance and mental clarity in times of change.
As she passes over the planet Helstrom, waxing and waning, crystallizing in deep ice and flowing water, she reminds us that our existence is both temporary and eternal: that the change of tides, birth, death, and life, are all a part of the balance of the universe.
The planet Helstrom, the setting for the WEIRDrpg, is in a binary sun system, and is orbited by 3 moons. Mahina is the smallest and furthest away from the planet. She is water world with a dense iron core and strong magnetic field.
The WEIRDrpg is inspired by cultural wisdom from around the world. It is a parable for the many global crises we face in our modern age.
This artwork is inspired by folk lore from the Pacific Ocean cultures, Polynesia, and Hawaii, who share similar stories of the moon goddess Hina, or Mahina, who is their lunar deity.
This artwork supports the mission of the nonprofit, Social Changemakers, located in Hồ Chí Minh City, Vietnam: “Do good. Feel good. Live good.” 50% of the sale of this artwork goes directly to Social Changemakers and supports their work in the local Hồ Chí Minh City community. You can learn more about this nonprofit and donate directly at https://linktr.ee/thesocialchangemakers
This is a digitally recreated painting, the base image of the mixed media fine artwork, Hoʻowalewale ʻia e ka Mahina [Mesmerized by Mahina]
This artwork is a precious part of the research I am doing to develop the international creative storytelling project: the WEIRDrpg. This parable for modern life focuses on Wisdom and Empathy and how we can learn to make wise choices to create a better world.
Learn more about the story at www.WEIRDrpg.com
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