Bold reds and deep golden hues explode from this piece, a celebration of the abundance of spring. The foliage of Hawaii comes alive during spring, a feast of color and texture to delight the soul, and no more so than in the glorious ti leaves. Ti leaves can be seen everywhere in Hawaii – a rainbow of deep, lush greens, rich reds and blushing pinks. Hawaiian artists delight in painting these leaves, as they hold a special and magical quality. Ti leaves are abundant with “mana”, the native Hawaiian word meaning life forces, goodness, and spiritual protection. To behold these leaves is to enjoy the precious gifts of nature that sustain the island.