Original Hawaiian Warrior Painting
This Koa Hawaiian Warrior is a mash up of Day of the Dead iconography with Hawaiian culture. The skeleton is derived from the Mexican holiday Dia de los Muertos and is represented in traditional Hawaiian war clothing.
The mushroom helmet was worn by high ranking chiefs or Ali’i who often went to battle. The cloak was also worn by Ali’i and was usually made out of local bird feathers. One of the most popular weapons of the Polynesian culture is the Leiomano which means the lei of the shark, it is a paddle made of koa wood, inset with shark teeth. The ship in the background references to the arrival of Captain Cook who the Hawaiians had mistaken for the god Lono.
This painting is made with acrylic and enamel on panel. It measures 24″x 17″ and comes in a custom built Koa frame with rope details bringing the total size to 38″x 21″
These are hand-signed, ready to hang, high quality Giclee inkjet reproductions nearly as beautiful as the original work. They are gallery wrapped around a 1.5″ stretcher bar frame, printed with archival pigment-based ink, and coated with a UV varnish that will extend the life of your art. Please allow up to two weeks for your prints to be shipped from the time ordered.
These are hand-signed museum quality prints with pigment based inks printed on archival, glossy paper. Each print is wrapped in a clear sleeve and backed with a stiff foam board. Paper prints have a white border and are ready to frame since they come in a standard frame size.
16″x20″ Giclee on Canvas $335
12″x15″ Giclee on Canvas $235
8″x10″ Giclee on Canvas: $105
8″×10″ Paper Print: $15
We also accept special orders so please contact me for alternate sizes and pricing.