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Detail of block print art created for Hanauma Bay by Caren Loebel-Fried

Hanauma Bay art

11x14” limited edition fine art museum quality print, from the original hand-pulled, hand-colored block print. Certificate of authenticity and ID guide on the back.

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Block print note cart set from detail of art for Hanauma Bay

Hanauma Bay note cards

Cleaning Station Under the Sea note card packs. 6 color cards & 6 envelopes in a re-sealable cello bag. Featuring a detail from the original art created for Friends of Hanauma Bay. Printed on sturdy, highest quality paper. Crisp colors true to the original art. Full description and identification list on the back of each card.

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Hanauma Bay

Hanauma Bay is an original hand-pulled, hand-colored block print art piece by Caren Loebel-Fried in celebration of the magnificent Hanauma Bay. This art was created for Friends of Hanauma Bay to support their environmental educational programs, scholarship fund, and ongoing community stewardship that conserves, protects and restores the natural resources of Hanauma Bay.

 

Designated the first Marine Life Conservation District in Hawaii in 1967, Hanauma Bay is a complex marine environment with unique coral formations and more than 450 varieties of fish. Showcased in this art are species you are likely to see if you venture beneath the surface of the ocean at Hanauma Bay, some creatures you might get to see, and a few rare species you will see if you are lucky. Told here are the visual stories of the lives of these animals; what they eat, how they interact with one another, and the personalities of some of the individuals who make their home at Hanauma Bay.  Download species key

 

A large central panel depicts a cleaning station, with a busy Hinalea, a Hawaiian Cleaner Wrasse at work on an Uhu Uliuli, a male Spectacled Parrotfish, while other species patiently await their turn for a cleaning.  Surrounding the central piece are twenty “picture stories” of the many lives that make up Hanauma Bay. What brings so many varied species to Hanauma Bay? The story begins with coral… and the bottom two panels feature coral modules growing at a nursery with Yellow Tangs inside each tank, busy cleaning algae off the corals. These corals will soon be out-planted in Hanauma Bay, helping ensure a future for all of the species living there.

Renowned for its spectacular beauty and abundant diversity of marine life, Hanauma Bay is an iconic symbol of Hawai‘i around the world. It is a biologically, historically, spiritually, and culturally significant natural resource harboring a marine environment whose coral formations and over 450 varieties of fish create one of the most unique underwater landscapes in the world. Approximately 20 to 30 percent of the fish and 20 percent of the corals found in Hanauma Bay are endemic to Hawai‘i. Hanauma Bay also serves as a nursery ground for green sea turtles, or Honu, the last remaining reptile indigenous to the Hawaiian Islands. Hanauma Bay is also an inspirational example of Hawai‘i’s dedication to the conservation and protection of its coastal marine environment. On October 23, 1967, Hanauma Bay was designated the State of Hawai‘i’s first Marine Life Conservation District, a living laboratory for research, investigation and educational purposes. This protective designation resulted in Hanauma Bay’s thriving coral reef ecosystem with the largest standing biomass of reef fish around O‘ahu.

This art was created based on Caren’s experiences at Hanauma Bay, and the beautiful photographs and stories that were shared by Anke Roberts. Additional help came from John P. Hoover and Keoki Stender. Mahalo to Dave Gulko and the Hawai‘i Coral Restoration Nursery for their work restoring corals at Hanauma Bay. Thank you to Lisa Bishop and her work perserving this special place.

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