Volcano Rainforest Art Mission!

16 Feb

Ahh… the many Joys of living in paradise! This week I’m sharing with you my magical mystical journey into the Volcano rainforest region of Moku o Keawe aka The Big Island of Hawaii. My friend and master painter Rod Cameron invited me and several other local artists to paint at a spot I hadn’t been before, the Hawaii Volcano Treehouse!

I arrived before the other artists did and wandered along the property. Waxy pink and red heart-shaped anthuriums, soft mossy nooks and crunchy lava gravel lined the meandering pathway leading me up to the Treehouse.

Soon after I reached the structure, Skye, the talented artist-architect-builder and owner of the property came to introduce himself. I immediately expressed my appreciation for the beauty of the land as well as the craftsmanship and resourcefulness of his Treehouse design.

Skye’s creative Brilliance is evident in his custom handiwork that honors the Spirit of ka ‘aina and showcases our native Ohi’a Lehua trees in all their glory.

Three trees that serve as support beams are still alive and many of the custom finishing and fixtures came from curvy twigs and branches harvested directly from the land. The Treehouse serves as a fabulous vacation rental with enough space to fit a family comfortably and even has a catwalk out to a sun deck (or rain deck – it’s a rainforest after all!)

The vista I chose to paint (in all oils, a first for me!) has one of Skye’s wonderful Tiki sculptures in it – can you find it hidden in the photo below? I love art from found and natural objects and the masterpiece of the Treehouse and it’s surrounding environment overflowed with inspiration!

Mahalo nui to Rod Cameron for inviting us there and to Skye for his hospitality and Brilliance! For more information check out http://volcanotreehouse.net

4 Responses to “Volcano Rainforest Art Mission!”

  1. Amy Kay Raymond 02/16/2011 at 2:24 pm #

    Hello fellow Brilliance Goddess! So glad to connect with you and know that you are spreading the Brilliance around! Keep up the excellent work…I mean, play. :^)
    Oh Happy Day ~ AKR

  2. empoweredhealer 02/17/2011 at 9:42 am #

    Oh this is wonderful ~ I love your photographs which really capture the spirit and beauty of the place. Thank you so much for sharing (and congratulations on your first piece all in oils!)

    • alohadev 02/28/2011 at 6:29 pm #

      Mahalo dear! The photos I’ve shared here were taken with my iPhone 1G phone. Not super high-quality but it does the trick! Love and Joy to you and thanks for stopping by.

  3. Jude 03/09/2011 at 3:49 am #

    Beautiful foilage. I enjoyed soaking it all in.

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