T H E M O ' A I K A V A K A V A
2021 Oil, Mica Pigment on Canvas (30 x 24") at $1600.
Signed, titled, dated on back and initialed on front.
THE MO'AI KAVAKAVA
The name mo‘ai kavakava is formed from mo‘ai for the monumental monolithic human figures found on Easter Island and the word kavakava meaning ribs. Little is known about the cultural context of these figures although they are generally considered to be representations of starving ancestors or demons. They are believed to be from 500 to 1500 years old.