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Hand painted limited edition mono-print on the finest archival hot press cotton rag paper with hand torn edges. Each one is slightly different and is an original on it's own. First painted in 2019 in the Texas studio ending in January of 2021.
Painting Size: 42in" x 82in" (106.68cm x 208.28cm")
Framed Size: 46in" x 86in" (116.84cm" x 218.44cm")
Edition of 25 (5 artist proofs, 25 works in the edition) total of 30
Signed on the face and back
Certificate of authenticity
There are a total of 5 artists proofs and 25 hand painted giclée each original with their own characteristics is slight variations in color and brushstroke.
ABOUT "TAVARUA KAVA GHOSTS"
"TAVARUA KAVA GHOSTS" is “memories of the feelings” represented in vibrant color and intuitive brush strokes and is part of the “TAVARUA KAVA SERIES.” In Fiji and in other island cultures in the South Pacific, a Kava ceremony is a centuries old ritual carried out in just about every village you might have the opportunity to be invited to visit and participate in.
I was fortunate several times to present to Chief Druku Of Tavarua island a Kava offering. The kava ceremony focuses around the communal Kava tanoa (bowl). Guests sit in a circle around the bowl which is placed in front of Chief Druku. The ceremony commences with the actual production of the kava. The plant is pounded and the pulp placed into a cloth sack and mixed with water. The end result is a brownish colored liquid – the Kava gold. It is then strained and ready for drinking. Your host will offer kava as high tide (full cup) or low tide (half cup). When presented with the kava, clap once and yell ‘Bula!’ (Fijian for hello). Drink the kava in one gulp if possible, clap three more times and end with the word Maca – pronounced ‘Ma-tha’.Finally, once you have finished your kava, you will feel a delightful sense of serenity and calm, with a slight numbness around your mouth, lips and tongue. A kava ceremony is always fun and full of laughter and smiles. Is is a true indicator of Fijian culture. This is why Fijians often serve kava to settle an argument or to make peace between villagers.
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