Neighborhood Flora

Kehena Beach, Hawaii
September 14, 2023
Oil on canvas
9 x 12 in. (22.9 x 30.5 cm)

Private collection

In Hawaii, plants I would consider to be indoor house plants back at home grow like monsters on steroids where they invade the landscape. It’s an amazing sight, aesthetically, but there’s a flip side: ten percent of Hawaii’s native vegetation has gone extinct since humans arrived there.

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