Aloha Spirit – Joyful Blessing
Oil, Silver Leaf on Panel | 16″ x 20″ | 2016
I have always treasured my strong, positive and deep relationships with my elders. They carry wisdom I long for and are the keepers of our traditions. I felt a warm, compassionate and soulful presence in Kumu Hula Gordean Bailey when I watched her perform a blessing ceremony years ago. I felt a call to try and capture the essence of joy she carries and what I felt to be true Aloha spirit. The paintings I create serve as reminders of an internal knowing. We as women have a strength beyond measure, and we are here to raise one another up in this world. Intuitively I feel Gordean Bailey is a shining example of this.