Just a quickie of a hoi kuahiwi plant I bought at the Volcano Farmer's Market. I can't wait to plant it in my yard, which is really just a part of a native Hawaiian wet forest. :). One thing nice about our Hawaiian greenbriar is that it doesn't have thorns! Over the course of time, the thorny ancestor that arrived in the islands eventually lost its thorns in the absence of large herbivores. That's why a lot of folks call our Hawaiian forests "benign". We don't have the prickly and poisonous vegetation found elsewhere ... unless they're recent introductions.
Just shoot me an email at joanyoshioka(at)gmail(dot)com! The oil paintings were painted with artist grade paints on cotton canvas with sides painted black so they don't have to be framed; they hang perfectly with a little nail (not pretentious at all!). All prints are giclee meaning they are made with archival pigment dyes and are professionally mounted on acid free foam board with acid free mats in a clear cellophane envelop.
Hi! I'm an outdoor-lovin' optimist, biologist/botanist, and habitual creator of art-stuff. I believe the key to our most fundamental and truest part of ourselves is found in nature and I constantly draw on it for inspiration.
"Keep your love of nature, for that is the true way to understand art more and more".
- Vincent van Gogh
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