Loved Kiawe tree at Anaehoomalu

Acrylic 12 x 16 on Gallery wrap canvas
The original is available at Gallery of Great Things in Waimea on the Big Island.
When I first came to this now popular and well used beach, there was not yet a road in to it. I came by boat and enjoyed a private visit. Thick trees reached almost to the shore - most of them are gone now. There were no buildings yet. The famous fishponds were safely protected behind the roots of the coconut palms and hau trees that lined the shore. A combination of development and the 2011 tsunami has entirely changed the area. This ancient kiawe remembers. - it lost its last green in 2023..