She Breathes /542

2019 AWARD WINNER at Hawaii Craftsmen 52nd Annual Statewide Juried Exhibition

The island of Hawaii is home to 11 of the world’s 13 climate zones. There are as many different climate zones on the island of Hawaii as exist along the entire coast stretching from Alaska to Costa Rica.
This mobile is for our tallest mountain, Mauna Kea. In Hawaiian mythology, Mauna Kea is home to the snow goddess Poli‘ahu. In ancient times, the summit was considered the realm of the gods and was kapu (forbidden) to all except the highest chiefs and priests. Now, astronomy has chosen to use it for obtaining universal knowledge, like no other place on our earth.