Loko Pu’uone giclee print by Carol Araki Wyban.
Loko Puʻuone are brackish water ponds near the shore. These ponds were much desired by the ancient Hawaiians. They understood that brackish water grew the sweetest fish. Today, we understand that this is due to the mixing of waters and the penetration of sunlight that creates diatom blooms, the perfect food for fish. Loko Pu’uone are often fed by streams and springs. These ponds are connected to the sea by auwai kai, channels to the sea. Lokoea where the artist, Carol Araki Wyban and her family lived and worked is a Loko Pu’uone.
Dimensions: Print 11″ x 14″; Framed 11.5″ x 14.5″
This giclee print is part of the Fishpond Technology: From Fishing to Fishponds.
Hawaiians observed nature. They conceived of, built and operated aquaculture systems. Ancient fishponds were in operation centuries before Europeans came to Hawaiʻi. Their tools were their intellect, their hands, rocks and trees. The following Figures describe the basic technology of Fishponds and how they took the leap from fishing to aquaculture.
To learn more about Carol and her artistic process visit her bio page here.