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Lola Pilar

photographer

Her love for Hawai'i's local flora and fauna, coupled with her training in product photography, is what planted the seed for this fine art series.  Kristen wanted to honor Hawai'i's heritage, but in a contemporary way.  So she took inspiration from vintage Hawaiian quilts and her love of flowers, and started photographing them.

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.