"Poliahu is the goddess of Mauna Kea, the White Mountain. She and Pele were once rivals, but water is always stronger than fire. Painted in the style of the Tibetan thangka, Poliahu sits on a pedestal of Hawaii’s food resource, kalo (taro). She sits by Lake Waiau, surrounded by Hawaiian mountain plants, a silversword, and two nēnē geese. Male and female Kamapua’a (pig gods) offer kukui (light), sweet potatoes, and the fruit of the land. Hula is the offering of song and dance in Hawai'i." –Mayumi Oda
A giclée (zhee-KLAY) is a fine art archival pigment print. A reproduction of an original art work, the piece is digitally photographed and then precisely reproduced on a large format printer.
Our giclées are printed using the longest lasting pigmented inks on the finest papers available. We use a water based pigment printer on pH balanced paper or fabric. The best quality prints are currently created with 12-color ink sets, as used by our printer.
At this time, this is the only format in which to own many of Mayumi’s large thangka paintings.