2000 Strickland Maui No Ka Oi
This map was done in the spirit of an engraving but was actually done with a very sharp pencil with the same detail and colored with a wash of liquid acrylic inks. This work of art took over 250 hours to complete. Even though I do not take the perspective of cartographer, great effort was given to faithfully represent the islands as accurately as possible. My images of the early natives meeting the explorer Captain James Cook are put together from a careful study of the engravings from Cooks voyages, which are the first known images of the Hawaiian Islands. Other elements of the map each were chosen for a specific reason.
The coat of arms above the title is the seal of the state of Hawaii.
The small insert to the left is to show the location of the islands in relation to the rest of the Western Hemisphere.
The constellation in the same insert is Orion, a dominant figure in the Hawaiian night.
The wind at the top of the map is to depict the trade winds, which have always been very important to these islands not only for comfort but also in the past for travel and commerce.
What is a Mirrored Print & Gallery Wrap?
Canvas for Gallery Wrap
Take a good look at your print. The edges are mirrored, so that, the complete image is shown on the face of the frame once it is wrapped. In other words, You don’t lose any of the artwork. Our 2½” mirrored borders, allow your finished product to have a variety of thickness up to 2” deep. Therefore, make sure you choose an experienced framer who can make the frame to the exact specs of your custom print.
Hand-made Rattan Frames
Though the design has changed over the years, we commission these Rattan frames through a small family owned company in The Philippines. Your frame is the result of trial and error of the last 20 years! Rattan is a vine-like Palm that requires forest cover in order to thrive. Rattan grows throughout the jungle for over a quarter of a mile. Its trunk can span a diameter of over two inches down to the thickness of a human hair. The harvester’s collection process is performed by hand by a simple machete. Ultimately, the rattan vine cannot survive without the forest. Rattan quickly regenerates. As a result, this method of harvesting protects the destruction of the forest.