Song for the Rainforest

2016

The smooth leaf buds of the kolea lau nui tree catch starlight amid the shadows of Kilauea’s rainforest . . . or is their gleam the pure essence of new life? I sense their song for the forest and the heavens. The magical kolea lau nui (Myrsine lessertiana) is found only in the Hawaiian Islands.

Original painting size: 40in. × 20in.