This painting was fortunate enough to be selected for Art Maui 2009, the largest juried show on the island. Over 500 pieces were entered.
At the opening I met the family that owns the taro patches, or lo'i, in the foreground, as well as their extended family who help work the patches. They even own the ducks! The largest white one I'm told is named Snow.
Ke'anae is special to so many people. It's a place where even if you're not getting muddy caring for the lo'i, even if you only stopping for a short picnic, you know this place is special. Your hearbeat slows, and you remember that you too are of the land.
Enjoy the movie.
(Note: If ever a movie doesn't play for you here, visit www.youtube.com, and search "Sutrov". Mahalo!)