Hawaiian Petro-glyph Rubbing on Handmade Paper. Hawaii Artist Barbara Barkley uses rubbings from ancient Hawaiian Petro-glyphs (rock carvings) found on the islands of Hawaii to create unusual works of art. In Dancer with Gourd, Ms. Barkley used paper made from Banana and Heliconia plant fibers. The rubbing is mat mounted and framed in Koa wood.
Koa is a prized decorative wood endemic to the Hawaiian islands. In the Hawaiian language, koa, also means brave, bold, fearless, or warrior.
Ms Barkley is currently living and designing in Santa Fe, New Mexico.
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