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Guardian | Dreamscape, Hawaii
Somewhere on the North Shore of Oahu is community with a protector. A many faced stone guardian stands against all the wrath of the ocean. Not the wrath of winter surf nor the gentle creep of the rising ocean has harmed any of the shore line in this community. I came upon this area, stumbling and slipping on slick boulders as the sun set. With the characteristic generosity of Hawaiians, I was invited off the shore and allowed to cross local property in leu of the shore’s precarious footing. Then I learned about the many faced guardian stone. I’ve never taken a portrait of a rock before, not even an enchanted one, so I set out across the rocks again as twilight began to reach out from the east. I settled low enough into the rocks that waves wet my tripod and my bottom. Crouched as I was I could see pastels of nautical sunset and prepared to use a long exposure to capture motion in the waves and soak the sensor with more light from the horizon. The chief in the center of the portrait, dripping wet with the exertion of his charge, is the only face that I was aware of at the time. Now, I see as many as eight faces in the stone and have been told of as many as fifteen! How many do you see?
Guardian is available as 40”, 60”, & 80” (1m 1.5m & 2m) lengths prints.
About the prints: I print on premium lumachrome paper that is unparalleled in depth and luminosity. All pieces come face mounted to acrylic and ready to hang using french cleats. I also offer Tabacchino and other handmade framing options. All my pieces are editions of 50. For inquiries regarding prints contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.