“Ah, Ah, Ah, Ah, Stayin’ Alive!”
The Hawaiian Mamo: a stunning black and yellow honeycreeper that sadly is extinct. Fortunately for me, I can paint whatever I like, so in my world the Mamo is stayin’ alive!
I have them sneaking a kiss while doing a little disco on the intoxicatingly sweet Tiare (Tahitian Gardenia).
These two are part of my Ke Aloha Series that features native Hawaiian birds making kissy hearts. Profits of these paintings will go to help the conservation projects working to protect and revive endangered Hawaiian bird species.
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Karen Obuhanych (kto ART) is a Hawaii-based artist who relishes in the simple, happy moments of everyday life.