Hawaii Artist Hank Taufaasau

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  • FEATURED HAWAII ART - Kalakaua Of Clubs

    Inspiration: Kalakaua, young and old. Bottom depicts Kalakaua at age 19, in charge of the National Guard, head in the clouds, holding the family's totem, a lit torch at midday. The top shows Kalakaua in his dotage, The Merrie Monarch who revived the arts. He penned the drinking song, "Koni au i ka wai" under the pseudonym Figgs. Koni au ika wai - flow to me, waters I ka wai ali'i (royal waters) o ke kini la (Gin!) Olu ai, ko nohone i ka la'i (make life peaceful & calm)
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About Hawaii Artist Hank Taufaasau

Born in Hawaii, raised in Lanakila and Manoa Valley, Hank's interest in art was evident at an early age. "I grew up copying everything in the comics. ...More...

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