Lōliʻi was inspired by my love for Hawaiʻi. I was born and raised on the island of Oʻahu. Swimming in its ocean, hiking in its valleys and mountains, dipping my toes into its ponds and streams, feeling all the different winds and rains, gazing up at the stars on clear nights- Hawaiʻi has given me so much. It is my constant source of peace and inspiration and a place that brings me so much comfort and joy. I couldn't help but think of ways that I could begin to give back to this 'āina that has given me so much.
Sadly, many landmarks and places today are know by their nicknames or foreign names instead of their actual Hawaiian names. I decided to rename Lōliʻi pieces after significant places in Hawai’i that are very dear to me, using their Hawaiian names. Ku’u wahi pana. I chose to do this to honor my Hawaiian culture and these extraordinary places, but also to honor my dad, who loved me with all his heart and always taught me to embrace my culture proudly.
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