‘Ō‘ō birds had tongues shaped like straws with little brushes at the end, a wonderfuladapted tool for licking and slurping nectar from within a flower.Original book art from,Manu, the Boy who Loved Birds-published 2020 by University of Hawai'i Press, in partnership with Conservation Council for Hawai'i.
Unframed, with notes along the bottom of the paper.
Outside paper measurements: 12"x15"
Paper ishand-made Gampi (Japanese rice paper)
Oil-based blackink and Faber-Castell Albrecht Durer watercolour pencils.
Caren Loebel-Fried is an award winning artist and author from Volcano, Hawai`i, who learned the ancient art of block printing from her mother.
Conservation and the natural world are her inspiration and the foundation of her work. Caren researches and explores storied places of Hawai’i, and studies native species and their habitats. She creates award-winning books for children through adults, and art for conservation organizations, government agencies, and Hawaiian Cultural organizations, providing educational materials about wildlife and conservation, and cultural connections.
Caren loves birds, and believes they make excellent conservation ambassadors. Fun and fascinating, endemic birds teach us about the health of the forest and the ocean.
Caren's prints, greeting cards, books and other art are available on her website. This is a unique opportunity to own an original painting and display in your home or add to your private art collection, from the artist herself.
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