Susan Phillips


Ka Wai Nui
Ka Wai Nui, watercolor

“There is a aura of calm in Ka Wai Nui regardless of where one views the vast area. It sits, protected from any manmade development in spite of attempts to develop it for residential, or, cultural use. It is just there, with limited but careful human intervention. Historically, it was once a part of Kailua Bay, many centuries ago. It was a fishing mecca, and it has haunting legends of lizards turned to beautiful women. The Pali and the Koolau are the graceful backdrops, the sky, the sun highlighting the grasses and the occasional pools of water.”