This original painting features two Ae’o, the Hawaiian stilt, and is a distinct species endemic to Hawaii. The Ae’o is federally recognized as endangered. Here, in my bubble, they hang out and snack on treats below the water, waiting for their wetlands to be returned to them.
This is part of an ongoing series of paintings on round panels where, using the physical circular shape, I’m encapsulating precious, delicate lifeforms to keep them safe. I want to make a little bubble, a biosphere, for them to live in, protected from the outside world.
Oil on wood, 12” tondo with a .75” profile. A keyhole in the back makes hanging this piece simple with just a nail.