24″ x 36″ Mixed Metal Leaf and Oil on Panel


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In Polynesian culture, mana is a spiritual quality considered to have supernatural origin—a sacred impersonal force existing in the universe. MANA is energy and the internal power of any living thing. Hawaiians believe all things have mana. The aina (land), pohaku (rocks), plants, people, gods and goddesses.

This painting is an exploration of what mana feels like to me. Mana is magic made real. The presence of the spirit world and our life force expressed as one. There is strength and clarity in the figures direct gaze. I want the viewer to feel the pulse of energy and spirit. I used base layers of magenta and cyan to create a buzz for your eyes and then added shimmering metal leaf. The viewer is intended to move around this painting so that the reflective light creates an almost auric interactive effect.