Early morning sun shines into the rainforest on the rim of Kilauea Caldera, revealing the strength and mystery of this liko – leaf bud – on the native ohi‘a tree.

A Hawaiian folk tale speaks of Ohi‘a and Lehua, inseparable lovers killed by the volcano goddess Pele in a jealous rage. Later repentant, Pele turned the handsome Ohi‘a into a tree and beautiful Lehua into its blossom, uniting the lovers forever as the ohi‘a lehua tree.


  • Giclee print on canvas, (11"x14"), framed
  • Print (8"x10"), matted
  • Cards (5"x7")
Original painting size: 14in. × 11in.