A collaboration I did with Natalia Rogers and model Midori Mel based on the Legend of the Naupaka for the Mālama Wao Akua exhibit at the Hui.
"The legend surrounds the forbidden lovers Nanau and Kapaka. When Pele set her sights on Kapaka, she was enraged to find he was only captivated by Nanau. In retaliation, Pele banished the lovers to be separated forever. Kapaka would be tied to the mountains and Nanau to the shore. This Naupaka flower symbolizes the loss of her other half."