Opuhala: Goddess of Coral by Heidi BuscherRegular price $6,000.00
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Acrylic and gold leaf on canvas
40” h x 30” w
"The ocean shapes our perceptions; we are oriented to her, to the mountains, mauka to makai. Opuhala is the Hawaiian goddess of coral. She appears in mythology sometimes as a woman, and sometimes as a coral reef. According to legend, it is a shell from Opuhala’s reef that Maui makes his famous fishhook to draw together the islands.
Mohala i ka wai ka maka o ka pua – (Unfolded by the water are the faces of the flowers.)" - Heidi Buscher