The ‘Alalā vase.
The ‘Alalā Bird (the Hawaiian crow/raven) has been extinct in the wild since 2002. Conservation agencies across Hawaiʻi have been working hard for many years to protect and restore Hawaiian forests that the ʻalalā can call home. There are now over 100 ʻalalā in captivity. Under close observation, some of them have been released back into the wild in 2016 – Only time will tell if they’ll be able to adapt and call Hawaii their home once again.
Daniel’s intention in the making of these vases is to honor the ‘Alalā Bird and the process of its integration in nature. This vase is a prayer to balance and harmony on the land of Hawai’i with its native species.