Ki‘i Pohaku: Hawaiian Petroglyphs in Welded Copper
By: Frank Andrews
Petroglyph figures, chipped with stone tools into smooth pahoehoe lava flows, can be found on all Hawaiian islands, near coastlines and along prehistoric trails. Most of the images were left behind by ancient Polynesian inhabitants and contain both religious and social messages although their exact meanings are cloaked in mystery.
This collection of limited edition welded copper sculpture, by artist Frank Andrews, is derived from on-site drawings and photographs for anthropological accuracy. The figures are selected to recreate the elegance of Hawaiian prehistoric rock art.