UPDATE: I titled it, "Hele Mai Hele Aku"
After returning from our trip, I've finally started working on some concepts and sorting out how to use all the inspiration I felt during my travels. One art movement that I have always been a fan of and that I feel always shows itself in one way or another in my work is Art Nouveau. Having its origins in France, I got to see its presence a lot while we were traveling. I was also very taken with all the beauty of Hawaii.
It's funny how you don't realize how good something is until you're not there anymore. That's how growing up in Hawaii is for me. Every time I go back I realize how beautiful the culture, land and life is. I wanted to do a painting that represented, more or less, the convergence of all of it. This painting is somewhat of a representation of now and a mix of France, Hawaii and San Francisco. I don't have a name for it yet and will post it once I figure it out.