Holly Kaʻiakapu, a west Kauaʻi native, is an interdisciplinary artist who draws upon exploration, observation, and reflection to nourish her creativity. She values the power of community and the endless potential of art, these values led her to obtain a Bachelor's degree in Visual and Public Art from California State University, Monterey Bay.
Growing up with her feet in the same grounds as her ancestors created an unbreakable bond between the artist and ʻāina, this became the strong foundation and source of inspiration for her as she developed her skills. She aims to combine her interest in the natural world with her artistic skills to create a meeting place for both environmental awareness and visual communication. It is her dearest hope that what she creates inspires you, the viewer, but more importantly peaks your interest to the point of learning more, taking positive action, or keeping the conversation going.
Along with creating art Holly works as the Program Director for Moʻolelo Murals, a program under Kamāwaelualani, a non-profit organization whose program is dedicated to preserving and perpetuating moʻoleo (stories/narratives) of Kauaʻi’s places and people through murals.
Similar to her life this site is a continuous work in progress. Check back to see her growth.
Mahalo. A hui hou!