THE THIN BLUE LINE ~ The River of Life
MAHALO A NUI LOA for your contribution! We are grateful and pleased to have you join us on this epic public art adventure. Now that you have made your donation, please tell us what to engrave on your blue glass plaque (3” by 4.7/8”).
Words are powerful, and these inscriptions will last many lifetimes, sharing your message to the world for generations to come. Aloha ‘Āina! (Love the Land) and Malama ‘Āina! (take care of the land).
Honor your river, stream, lake, mountain, and family names on this symbolic River of Life! We would love to have as many water sources flowing across the wall as possible.
Below is a sample of our thank you letter to commemorate your donation.
We will include the language from our Hawai’i educational non-profit, The Rama Tree, to verify your tax-deductible contribution.
Again, mahalo nui loa!
MAKE YOUR DONATION HERE
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WOULD YOU PREFER TO SPONSOR AN ENTIRE WALL OR AN INDIVIDUAL ELEMENT ON THE WALL OF YOUR CHOICE? TELL US MORE USING THE FORM ABOVE, OR CONTACT CALLEY @ 808-987-7003
Mahalo nui for your interest in my 300’ long mixed-media stained glass mosaic/ mineral painted Kona Airport Mālama ‘Āina mural. A Hawai’i Island conservation and cultural artist, my work derives from my love of Hawai’i, its people and culture, and my passion for making a positive difference in the world. I am dedicated to upholding the extraordinary traditional ecological wisdom (TEK) of Hawai’i through creating beautiful public art that stirs people’s hearts to awaken and inspire them to act on behalf of the natural world where they live.
GUIDED BY INDIGENOUS WISDOM: I am honored to be guided by the most highly esteemed kupuna (ancestral wisdom carriers) in the land. They are portrayed in monumental scale (up to 12' high) to express the heart of the Hawaiian culture - ALOHA ‘aINA and MALAMA ‘AINA, love and care of the land. Here, land includes the water, sky/atmosphere, and all creatures, great and small. The quality of our relationship to nature will determine the quality of our children’s future. The key to solving our current social and ecological crises is to mālama the living world and create harmony and abundance for all. The kupuna asked me to depict only the beauty and abundance of how the land was, can, and must be again.
SCOPE and FUNDING OF THE PROJECT: The mural's size and reach are monumental: a 300' long mixed-media stained glass mosaic (8 panels, 12' by 40') on the new football-field-long wall that greets departing visitors. This may well be the most viewed public art in Hawai’i, seen by 2 - 3,000,000 diverse visitors annually. For the first time ever, because my vision grew to match the scope of the mural, the project cost exceeded the HSFCA budget, thus, they more than doubled the original commission and granted me permission to seek additional funding from the community to fully realize my vision, one aligned with the mural’s huge public impact.
THE 8 WALLS OF ALOHA: Aloha will save the world!
1. Aloha ~ Oneness with the World, The Biosphere
2. The Ocean
3. The Forests
4. The Waters
5. The Voyagers
6. Hawaiian Horticulture and Aquaculture (a regenerative model for the world)
7. Indigenous Culture and Language
8. Aloha for Future Generations!
OUR FUNDING LEGEND:
Please refer to our Funding Legend below for a detailed outline of the special elements and their projected costs, inclusive of research, photography, design, drawing, cartoons, hand-crafted stained glass mosaic, and permanent installation, for each wall.
AN INVITATION TO STAND WITH THE STATE OF HAWAI'I:
Since my vision went so far beyond what the State of Hawai’i could afford, I hope this mighty endeavor will inspire you to support us. Your tax-deductible donation to The Rama Tree in any amount will be greatly appreciated and acknowledged on THE THIN BLUE LINE. You may sponsor a Blue Glass Plaque for $100 or more, a significant mosaic element from $10,000 to $75,000, and $200,000 full-wall benefactors will have a bronze dedication state plaque near their favorite wall. Please join us!
We seek benefactors who share our commitment to nature and a healthy future so that we can add a high level of detailed stained glass mosaic with hand-painted fired detailing. In this, we seek your support to stand with the HSFCA and The Rama Tree to support this permanent community-based project.
What you call resources, we call relatives.
Master Navigator, Nainoa Thompson
Art and Soul for the Earth
Big Island of Hawai'i