Pueo- the Guardian Spirit - Limited Edition Prints are available in 2 sizes - 28" x 20" and 14" x 10" - each signed and numbered by the artist. It is also available as 'Open Edition' Prints in various sizes and materials on which it can be printed to choose from - along with some framing options.
About the image: This is a special image/ painting to me and I have loved hearing that others have purchased it to bring the sentiment of having a 'Guardian Spirit' into their homes or the homes of loved ones.
though I don't enter many competitions, occasionally I do. This image was a finalist in the Wildlife Category of The Artists Magazine 32nd International Competition.
This image was painted when I lived on the Big Island of Hawaii. A notable group of island artists was invited on a first class camping trip to the more rainy, Hilo side, of the Big Island. We were to spend time together and to research -or produce while on the adventure - images inspired by that trip for a proposed publication about the Artists of Hawaii.
We were taken to multiple locations - some artists worked, others sketched, while others photographed things to later return to their studios to work. One of the paintings that came as a result of that trip was this one.
The owl - or 'Pueo' -in Hawaii - is known as a Guardian Spirit. In my painting, the Pueo is perched on old Ohia tree - a tree native to Hawaii - that is starting to come alive and bloom once again after being caught in the middle of one of the many lava flows in that area.
This older looking tree stump that survived the lava flow is surrounded by lichen growing over the field of lava all around it as the rainforest is starting to re-grow and come alive again.
When painting this piece my thought was that the owl perched on that branch is a symbol to protect that rainforest area as it regrows once again. To protect it from not just the elements, like the lava but also from man.
Since I painted this image the meaning of it has grown deeper to me after hearing from a number of collectors that have purchased this print for their own homes or as gifts for grown children or loved ones. They have shared that not only are they purchasing an an artwork they enjoy - but that they purchase it with the extra meaning of bringing the idea of a Guardian Spirit into their home or home of the person they are gifting it to. I really love that!
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About the Limited Edition Prints:
- Available in 2 sizes : 28"w x 20"h and 14"w x 10"h
- In the Edition, there are 100 of the 28"w x 20"h and 120 of the 14" x 10"
- printed on fine art canvas with archival inks
- each print is signed and numbered by the artist
- each print comes stretched and ready to frame
- comes with Certificate of Authenticity
- Framed - Occasionally I have a painting or print available with custom framing from past exhibition or photo shoot. The ONE available Edition Print has been SOLD - but this does give you an idea of custom framing that is available upon request.