The Hawaiian word malama means to take care, preserve, protect, serve, and honor.
It is used to indicate a relationship of care and preservation. Aina means land, therefore, Malama ‘Aina means to care for and nurture the land, so it can give back all we need to sustain life for ourselves and our future generations. These words have a powerful meaning that plays an important role in Hawaiian life, culture and values.
Being one of the most isolated land masses in the world with thousands of miles of ocean between us and the nearest continent, it is only common sense to move toward real independence. We realize the essential need for local self-reliance, local control of
resources, and community based planning and economic development as part of the overall vision of a sustainable and bountiful future here on our beloved island.
This painting has been created with sand from all four directions: Kapalua, Makena, Paia and Hana beaches supplied white, red and black sand, and the crater of Haleakala provided the sacred lava soil used in the design. The panels are accented with 23 k Gold and include sacred geometry on the back.