Koa is the largest tree in the Hawaii rainforest ecosystem and is usually found near `Ohi`a trees. The Pulelehua, also known as the Kamehameha butterfly, is found in deep forests inhabited by Koa. These butterflies find the sap of Koa irresistible and congregate at open wounds or areas where sap is exposed. Pulelehua lay their eggs on the leaves of the Mamake plant which is the caterpillar’s first food source.
Each print is signed personally by me and comes with a Certificate of Authenticity.
Printed on Sunset Velvet Rag, a heavy weight off-white archival paper.
Giclee prints come with a 1 ½ inch margin, which adds 3 inches to each dimension.
Print size may vary by 1/2” to accommodate scaling in size.
Each print is rolled into a sturdy tube for safe shipping. USPS Priority shipping, unless otherwise requested.
Shipping costs a flat fee of $20 for up to 4 prints in the same package. Allow 2 weeks for the production of your custom print and 5 days for shipping.
Custom sizing is available. Contact me to discuss.
UV plexiglass is recommended for framing your print.
Print Editions and my Take on Reproductions
Because printmakers produce an edition of original prints that are numbered, in the past, most artists who work in this medium have not offered giclees. However, with the rise of digital art I am committed to offering reproductions because I want to make a sustainable living through my art. Also, many more people can enjoy beautiful art in their homes because these reproductions are more affordable. For both of those reasons it makes me very happy to let go of this ancient tradition! I still honor the tradition by offering an image as a giclee print only after all of the original prints in that edition are sold out in my studio collection.