The Hawaiian Islands Like You’ve Never Seen Them Before.
When we think of the Hawaiian Islands the one that comes to mind for everybody is generally Oahu, because this is the most filmed and photographed of all the islands. Oahu is the third largest of the islands in the chain and is also home to the State Capitol, Honolulu. Of course, no discussion of Oahu would be complete without talking about its luminous beaches, its status as a surfing mecca and its beautiful climate from which many treasures come.
One of these great treasures is the Acacia Koa tree which grows on six of the main Hawaiian Islands, including Oahu, but nowhere else on the planet. Preferring to colonize volcanic soil up to 7500 feet, this species can grow up to 100 feet in height and six feet in diameter. This amazing tree is highly prized and sought after by woodworkers for its unparalleled beauty. With colors ranging from gold to dark brown and everything in between, this wood is as rare and expensive as it is beautiful.
Not surprisingly, then, many collectors love to have a memento of their favorite island rendered in Koa wood. Think of a dazzling Koa outline of Oahu in your favorite room, how the light plays off its translucent colors in a way that no other wood can duplicate. Now think of the Hawaiian Island chain rendered in Koa wood; all eight islands created in exquisite detail and adorning a special place in your life — the complexity of their profiles brought into living relief.
Some of the finest Koa and Mango wood renditions of the islands that are available here sold by the artist directly. Order a single Hawaii island or the entire island chain, size selection for single islands range is 6 inches, 9 inches and 11 inches across and the material does not have to be wood. The beauty of the islands can be expressed in copper, bronze, iron or an aluminum finish as well.
Hawaii has always created a strong hold on those who visit it. The lure of the islands is so strong that they continually are among the most popular vacation spots in the world. The plush foliage, the array of sand beaches, the calm atmosphere and sense of peace these islands bring simply cannot be duplicated. Hawaii is a true world treasure whose natural beauty fills one’s senses.
Perhaps among the most profound aspects of Hawaii are its active volcanoes, without which the islands could not have come to be. The unique shape and size of each of the Hawaiian Islands in the chain is a direct result of the volcanoes. The lava that created Oahu and the other islands has been pouring out for millions of years and each flow differs in consistency and intensity from one to the next. That such extraordinary beauty comes from such an extraordinarily powerful force only adds depth to the unique mystery that is Hawaii. Like the lava fields of these great islands, no one can visit the same Hawaii twice.