Description The Absolute ~ Aloha Ke Akua Na Kahu ~ Ke Ahi La'a ~ Sacred FireFrom my collection:Perception is RealityWithout a doubt this is one of my most popular images.All of the Hawaiian Islands are mountains. The entire island of Maui is an enormous mountain rising up from the depths of the ocean floor and surrounded by the vast and beautiful deep blue Pacific Ocean.The West Maui mountains are older than the East Maui mountains, specifically the majestic summit of Haleakala, which is one of the highest mountains on earth, a massive shield volcano that forms more than 75% of the Hawaiian Island of Maui, the summit of which is 10,023 feet in elevation from sea level. We gaze up at this majestic site every morning from our home here on this lovely island.Mauna Kahalewai of West Maui is the mountain visible in many of my beach images from the south coast of the island and my sunset images from Ku'au and Ho'okipa on the North Shore.This is a composite of my photographs of a beautiful sunset on the golden sands of Po'olenalena Beach, Maui Hawai'i. Visible on the horizon is the sacred island of Kanaloa (Kaho'olawe Island) and Molokini. ~ Text and research by Sharon Mau No mind, no form, I only exist;Now ceased all will and thought;The final end of Nature's dance,I am it whom I have sought.A realm of Bliss bare, ultimate;Beyond both knower and known;A rest immense I enjoy at last;I face the One alone.I have crossed the secret ways of life,I have become the Goal.The Truth immutable is revealed;I am the way, the God Soul.My spirit aware of all the heights,I am mute in the core of the Sun.I barter nothing with time and deeds;My cosmic play is done' ~ By: Sri Chinmoy 1931-2007
Sharon Mau, Maui Hawaii Member Since July 2010 Artist StatementSharon Mau is a fine art photographer, journalist, visual communicator and conceptual artist residing upcountry on the beautiful tropical island of 'Ihi-kapu-lau-mäewa more commonly known as Maui Hawaii - Paradise on Earth - Island of Rainbows, specializing primarily in beautiful tropical flowers, conceptual art and seascapes
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"What keeps me alive is found between the images, between the words, between thought, the emptiness of feeling, and in the emptiness of the body... there arises the fullness and significance of life... " ~ Basarab Nicolescu
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