Akiapola'au Love, 11x14" limited edition fine art print

Akiapola'au Love, 11x14" limited edition fine art print

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  • Materials: paper, ink

AKIAPOLA'AU LOVE, ʻAkiapōlāʻau Love, by Caren Loebel-Fried, is an 11x14", limited edition fine art print from an original hand-pulled, hand-colored block print. The materials used in this museum quality print are all of the highest quality, printed on acid-free, 100% cotton paper, with archival, pigment-based inks. The art comes inside a resealable poli bag, with an acid-free backing board, description, and certificate of authenticity.

The ʻAkiapōlāʻau is a small forest bird living only on the Big Island of Hawaiʻi, in the higher elevation in koa and ʻōhiʻa lehua trees. They are yellow and olive green colored, the females having a more subdued coloration. The most recognizable aspect of this lively bird is the beak, with a short pointed lower bill, used to tap on tree bark, and an upper bill that is long and curved, used to probe under lichen and bark for insects. The ʻAkiapōlāʻau is highly endangered, with less than 2000 individuals left, due to dwindling forests. Serious efforts are being made to plant koa and put in fencing to keep out ungulates that eat and kill the young plants, creating more habitat and hopefully one day reconnecting the corridors of forested land where the ʻAkiapōlāʻau once thrived.

Caren learned the ancient art of block printing from her mother. She volunteers and researches on Midway Atoll, Kīlauea Point, and other wild places around the Hawaiian Islands. Caren creates art for many organizations, supporting the work they do on behalf of wildlife, conservation, and the perpetuation of Hawaiian Culture.

Caren’s award winning illustrated books include Manu, the Boy Who Loved Birds, A Perfect Day for an Albatross, Naupaka, Lono and the Magical Land Beneath the Sea, Hawaiian Legends of Dreams, Hawaiian Legends of the Guardian Spirits, Pua Polu, the Pretty Blue Hawaiian Flower, Tree of Souls, and Legend of the Gourd.

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Peter Leonard Aug 10, 2020

5 out of 5 stars

Ordered four prints including Midway and Alala Love - I have both of them as jigsaw puzzles and had to get the prints :-) Quick shipping and very well packaged up - Caren included a free extra as thanks which was totally unexpected. Beautiful artwork - now I have to visit another favorite Etsy store to get frames made!

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Mark Apr 23, 2021

5 out of 5 stars

Caren Loebel-Fried's "Kilauea Point" is a gorgeous print, exceedingly crafted and well-packaged for delivery. Caren's artwork is radiant. I've put "Kilauea Point" on the wall alongside my earlier purchase of the equally beautiful "Midway." And I'm already imagining a third print by Caren! And a fourth!

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Judith A Turner Aug 21, 2018

5 out of 5 stars

This is truly an inspired work of art. I'm proud to own it and have it hanging on my wall. Artwork arrived carefully packaged and quickly.

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mjd7557 Apr 22, 2021

5 out of 5 stars

I am over the moon with how beautiful this piece is in person! Such a unique & beautiful representation of Midway Atoll. It arrived very well packaged & included some wonderful history & even had a surprise pack of notecards I wasn't expecting. Thank you for sharing your beautiful work with us! I can't wait to frame it & hang it in my home!

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