In 2020, I will be starting my 10th year of making my blockprint art here on Maui. As I reflect on my journey, I feel honored to have been a part of the Hawaiian cultural business scene this past decade.
A lot has changed as a new generation has blossomed, showing what amazing artists and designers we can produce on these small islands. These new Hawaiian artists not only speak the Hawaiian language, but are also taking their Hawaiian inspired art to new sophisticated levels while maintaining their link with the culture.
As a kupuna, I feel our kuleana is to not only kokua these young people, but to make sure protocols are continued – something as basic as singing “Hawai’i Aloha” at the end of a function. Then we can be assured our heartfelt and important traditions remain for future generations.
Mahalo to all my past and new customers for your support. Mahalo to my ohana for your kokua. Mahalo to my friends for bringing food and laughter to my shows. Imua!
Me ke aloha pumehana, Palapala