Please allow me to introduce my Hawaiian theme ceramics with an added unique and tropical feature, driftwood.
All driftwood I use is collected on Paukukalo shoreline, one of Maui’s exceptional pristine beaches where surfers, divers, fishermen, and beachgoers come to play and enjoy the beach. When driftwood is attached to the piece regardless of the design it completes that tropical beach theme appearance. The driftwood is found in dark or light woods, smooth or ruff surface along the shoreline especially abundant after days of high surf. It’s obvious if the driftwood is native to Hawaii, but on many occasions, driftwood has drifted from other parts of the world. As you can see Hawaiian definitely inspires my work. What more can an artist ask for than to be surrounded by some of the most spectacular natural beauty on Earth?
I find that the driftwood complements all my designs such as my turtles, pineapples, whales, dolphins, palm trees, and my special three to five multiple panel designs like my large whales and Mahi Mahi that are available in a nearly limitless array of colors and glass-like custom finishes.