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Mele Ma’i: Procreation Chants

An Award-Winning Exploration on Environmental Birth

Fine Art Series

Mele Ma’i: Procreation Chants

“To say the least, everything is very encapsulating.” - Andy

Mele Ma'i, genital or procreative chants, were traditionally composed at the birth of a child -- especially the first born -- in order to celebrate and encourage the perpetuation of that child’s family line. (credit: Kamehameha Schools)

A recently awarded series (Larson Gallery, 41st Annual National Juried Exhibition) “My intent with this series is to not only serve as a medium to the island of Oahu by sharing its beauty, but to also educate others on just a small portion of its history, culture, and land, which must be protected.” - Teresa Robertson

A special series based on the procreation and birth process in the environment.

A special series based on the procreation and birth process in the environment.