Lola Pilar - Small Photo Prints (8x10) "Lei of the Land" - Exclusive (Green)

This House of Mana Up exclusive Lola Pilar print is a one-of-a-kind collaboration between Mana Up cofounders Brittany Heyd and Meli James, and local artist Kristen Reyno.  Together, they aimed to design something special that brought the Mana Up mission to life, which is to expand economic opportunity and high potential jobs in Hawai'i through products that represent the community and our unique island culture.

In this meaningful piece, Brittany and Meli wanted to incorporate vital crops found in local agriculture and key ingredients used by Mana Up entrepreneurs like 'ulu (breadfruit) and cacao.  Also included in the print is pohala fern, a motif that signifies rebirth in Hawaiian culture.  Kristen also thoughtfully designed the Hawaiian quilt-inspired pattern in a circular shape, representing the continuous growth of Hawai'i economy and Mana Up's ever expanding 'ohana of local companies.

Limited to 50 prints.

Kristen Reyno of Lola Pilar Hawai'i grew up on O'ahu surfing, hiking, and enjoying the life that living on an island paradise provides. Being surrounded by so much beauty, she started photographing her surroundings and a passion for photography blossomed. 

Each flower-quilt design involves sourcing fruit and flowers from aunties' backyards, in addition to lei and fruit stands throughout Hawai'i. Some works of nature are deserving enough to knock on doors! The meticulous manicuring and careful placement of flowers can take hours before photographing each final image. Her hope is to bring a smile to your face and Hawai'i's nature and beauty into your home. Most importantly , her pieces are all a work of love. 

All 8x10 photo prints come matted with a white border. 

About Lola Pilar

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Lola Pilar Hawaii creates fine art and Italian silk scarves using photography from Hawai‘i-sourced flora, arranged into designs inspired by vintage Hawaiian quilts. Kristen Reyno of Lola Pilar Hawai'i grew up on O‘ahu surfing, hiking and enjoying the life of living in paradise. Being surrounded by so much beauty, she started capturing images of her colorful environment and a passion for photography blossomed.

Her inspiration grew from snapping shots of the sea, mountains and vibrant flowers in Hawai‘i. This eventually led her to Brooks Institute of Photography in Ventura, California where she received a Bachelor of Arts in Film, and established a career with a major surf company as a staff photographer.

Kristen had a dream of being able to capture the world in unique ways to bring joy to others, so she moved back home to O‘ahu to open her own photography business. Her love for Hawai‘i’s local flora and fauna, coupled with her training in product photography is what planted the seed for her fine art series.  Kristen wanted to honor her home’s heritage, but in a contemporary way. She drew creativity from vintage Hawaiian quilts and her love of flowers, and started photographing. 

Each flower-quilt design involves sourcing fruit and flowers from various aunties' backyards, in addition to lei and fruit stands throughout Hawai‘i. Some works of nature are deserving enough to knock on doors! The meticulous manicuring and careful placement of flowers can take hours before photographing each final image.  Her hope is to bring a smile to your face and invite our island’s lush nature and beauty into your home. Most importantly, her pieces are all a labor of love.

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