07 Nov

Inspiration Sunday

Sunday again and time to post another inspiration. Last week I promised more tropical designs. I would be remiss if I didn’t include taro (also called kalo) in a Hawaiian collection. The ancients considered kalo to be the older brother of mankind — to be respected and honored, but that which also sustains man. The starchy staple foodstuff, poi, is made from kalo corms and is greyish purple in color. The leaves have a distinctive heart shape, and are also used in cooking.

I tried an illustration of the corm, but preferred the simpler leaf shape. The purple background and the circles are my reference to poi.

(click for a closer look)

Previous Inspiration Sundays are here, and here, with the original Inspiration Sunday-er here.

4 thoughts on “Inspiration Sunday

  1. Love your interpretation, and the different levels of abstraction in this design. I think you are building a beautiful Hawaii fabric line…
    ; )

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