I am a Polynesian woman, and that message is communicated in the natural dark curls of my hair, the broadness in my features, my community interests, and subjects of my art.
A recurring image in my first children's story and in my paintings is the Bird of Paradise. While I'm unsure whether this flower has its origin in the South Pacific, I do know that I saw these flowers all over the place when I lived in Hawai'i. The flowers seemed just as much of an inhabitant as the locals.
Now that I live in San Diego, I noticed bird of paradise flowers being a favorite in residential front yards.
These flowers make my journey in life all the more enchanted.
Check out my art below. See what I mean?