Monday, May 25, 2015


Watercolor, Pen and Ink on Arches 140lb. Hot Press
Matted in a 5x7'' Ivory Matt
Acacia koa

Endemic to Hawaii, the Koa Tree is the largest Hawaiian tree that can be found on the islands.  In some rainforests, Koa trees have been found to be over 100 feet tall with 12-foot diameters.  The hardwood of Koa is highly desirable and a good building material.  Anciently, Hawaiians used Koa wood for building their large, open-ocean canoes, some of which could reach over 100 feet in length.  

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