Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Poliahu


Hooray for good news! Bill and I will have a table at APE (Alternative Press Expo) in November, and thus will be selling our stuffs there. That means that from now until the end of October, neither of us will be getting much sleep in order to make said stuffs. I know it will be a blast though, so I can't wait!

That being said, this will be the first of several prints I will make available at APE. Her name is Poliahu, and she is the Hawaiian goddess of snow-capped mountains. Snow-capped mountains in Hawaii? Yep, namely Mauna Kea - a dormant volcano on the island of Hawaii, which, when measured from its base at the bottom of the sea floor, is the tallest mountain in the world. Poliahu is the bitter rival of Pele, the goddess of fire, and uses her chill to keep Pele confined to Kilauea and Mauna Loa on the southern end of the island.

I have always been fascinated with Hawaii and its culture, so I will be making a series of illustrations of Hawaiian gods and goddesses for APE. If nothing else, it will give me an excuse to do some reading/research. If anybody is looking for something fun to do on November 1st-2nd, please come on out to APE and say hello! Good times will be had by all :)

Update: I added this post to IF because it fits the topic better than my posts normally do. She is an island goddess - perfect fit!

16 comments:

Eli said...

Lovely illustration! Congrats on APE.

Keith said...

one word - Beautiful!

Sara said...

Es preciosa!! me encantan tus dibujos, soy tu fan nÂș1!! :)
Sigue haciendo esas maravillas...
Besos

Michael said...

really nice and good luck with your expo..

damon said...

really nice

i like it a lot

Juan said...

Fantastic. Impressive!

Vanessa Brantley Newton said...

I bow before your AWESOMENESS !!! This is just fabu!

Kelly Light said...

This is beautiful!

dendoo said...

so lovely

Kyria Lamarche said...

delicious thought,charming!

Jorge Noujaim said...

Great illustration!!

Carole said...

As usual, this is a great illustration. I like the composition and the colors you used :)

INDIGENE said...

Well, if this image is any indication of the work you'll have at APE...you should come away with a great deal of bucks!

www.indigeneartforms.blogspot.com

Anonymous said...

This is stunning! I LOVE it, how wonderful! What lovely colors and the lady is beautiful.

JLMeyer
http://jmeyersketches.blogspot.com

Thomas F. Dougherty said...

Beautiful illustration! Wonderful how her cloak rolls down the mountain top and merges with the blanket of snow!

Mae said...

You should totally get a copy of the book Keaomelemele. Its one of the few mo'olelo where I found Poliahu in it, and it was pretty good.