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Oil on canvas, stretched and ready to hang.

Signed on the front.

This artwork comes with an external frame

This is a painting of the Naupaka plant from Hawaii. It was inspired by the beautiful story surrounding its origin.
The legend of this plant is this. Once there was a beautiful Hawaiian princess known as Naupaka. One day, the villagers noticed that Naupaka looked very sad. her parents worried asked what was wrong.
She had fallen in love. He is not of noble birth — he was a commoner. According to Hawaiian tradition, it was strictly forbidden for members of royalty to marry people from the common ranks.
Distressed, Naupaka and her love seeked a solution to their problem. They climbed up a mountain to see a kahuna. He could not help the young lovers.
Their hearts torn by sorrow, Naupaka and Kaui embraced for a final time. Then Naupaka took a flower from her ear and tore it in half, giving one half to her love. “You go live down by the water, while I will stay up here in the mountains.”
As the two lovers separated, the Naupaka plants that grew nearby saw how sad they were. The very next day, they began to bloom in only half flowers.
This painting is beautifully framed.
It was a Finalist in the Lethbridge Art Award.

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Oil on Canvas. Framed.

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Stretched and ready to hang

This artwork is currently stretched and ready to hang.

It comes with an external frame.
Framed dimensions - 54.0(W) x 64.0(H).
Artwork dimensions - 50.0(W) x 60.0(H).

Meredith Howse

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