New Work 2015
In legend Pele, the Hawaiian Volcano Goddess appears as an old hag or young maiden. Often her wrathful and destructive side or portrayed in art. I chose to show her as a peaceful Hawaiian Mother Earth figure. She is creating new land with her lava, and is surrounded by her Island abundance of breadfruit trees, lehua flowers, a honu (sea turtle) and a'ama (crab) as well as a mynah bird and apapane bird perched on lehua blossom.