“Muerte en Hawaii” is original day of the dead art from Hawaii. Death is shown here on vacation in an aloha shirt playing an ukulele on a sunlit beach. I like to think that he is playing that song from Ziggy Marley, “Beach in Hawaii”, while the waves keep the rhythm in the background. It’s a perfect picture of the island lifestyle and shows how the only way to live life is in the moment.
Although the original painting has SOLD there are still many print options available.
The title “Boneyard” is a term used by surfers to describe the impact zone of a wave that breaks over reef in very shallow water. It is a place where you don’t want to be caught off guard and if you are, you could easily end up a skeleton stuck to the ocean floor.
Boneyard fuses Mexican Day of the Dead iconography with Hawaiian culture and signifies the similarities these two cultures share through their geographic location and relationship with the ocean.
This painting was done with acrylic, ink, and enamel on a 15″x24″ birch panel. The frame is custom built from the endemic Koa tree of Hawaii and is embellished with brass tacks and rope details. Koa is a very hard wood and in the Hawaiian language it means brave, bold, fearless, or warrior. With the frame, the total measurements are 30″x36.5″