Mahina, moon, organized Hawaiian time with the passing of each moon phase was the passing of each day. Each cycle is made up of 29.5 days. Our lunar calendar is divided into three periods: hoʻonui (growing bigger), poepoe (round), and emi (decreasing). The moon also directed the activities of kanaka around farming, fishing and gathering.
Designed in collaboration with Malia Heimuli, a fine artist based in Koʻolaupoko, Oʻahu. Inspired by her experiences in mālama ʻāina, her artwork focuses on showcasing native species, wahi pana, and their importance in Hawaiʻi. Through various types of fine art mediums, especially line drawings and block printing, her art shares her love of native plants and animals.