Laniwahine, original watercolor, color pencil and ink on paper by Carol Araki Wyban.
Laniwahine is the guardian spirit of Lokoea fishpond in Haleʻiwa on the island of Oʻahu. Laniwahine is famous in Hawaiian traditions and appear in stories and the name chant of Kamehameha V. She often appears as a woman or a terrifying mo’o, a giant lizard and other forms. In olden days, may worshipped her as an ancestral guardian and never failed to recognize her deeds.
Lokoea fishpond is where artist lived and worked growing and selling fish.
Dimensions: Framed 16″ x 13″
To learn more about Carol and her artistic process visit her bio page here.