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A series of paintings for the fourth installment of the annual jurored MAKA Exhibition: Makahā.  I chose to begin where all things do - the Kumulipo, and found myself particularly interested with lines 6-11 .

O ka Walewale ho'okumu honua ia
O ke kumu o ka lipo
O ke kumu o ka Po i po ai
O ka Lipolipo, o ka lipolipo
O ka lipo o ka La, o ka lipo o ka Po
Po wale ho-i

Then began the slime which established the earth,
The source of deepest darkness.
Of the depth of darkness, of the depth of darkness,
Of the darkness of the sun, in the depth of night,
It is night,
So was night born.