Hapu’u (Hawaiian tree fern), ornament by Patti Datlof of Joyful Spirit Arts.
Laser etched fern design on koa wood. The Hapu’u, Hawaiian Tree Fern, is native to most of the Hawaiian Islands. Once common in wetter areas of all the islands its population is is now drastically reduced and is considered a threatened species. Nurseries are propagating Hapu’u to help repopulate the species and prevent harvesting the wild ferns.
You can learn more about Patti Datlof and her artistic process here.