Willson Stamper | Portrait of Edith Kanakaʻole (1980)
Aunty Edith Kanakaʻole (1913 - 1979) was born in Honomu, Hawaiʻi. Fluent in Hawaiian and English, she became a Hawaiiana instructor at the University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo and wrote the history of the Hawaiian renaissance in her native tongue. Under her training, many within her family and hundreds of students learned hula and chant. More than a dozen of her descendants have become distinguished Hawaiian language and culture educators.
Our friend Chelsea Lankford from Truelane went to Hawaii for the most insanely rad art festival, POW! WOW! to scope out the top female artists we should keep our eyes on in 2017. Check out Chelsea’s picks and mini interviews with the artists below!
Late to the party but I finally drew my favorite recent Disney movie, Moana! This image has been in my head for a long time. I had to redraw it several times because I couldn’t get it quite right, but I’m happy with it now. It’s also available as a print on my Etsy shop too.