Laura Isola, Punalu'u - Oahu - Hawaii Member Since April 2010 Artist Statement Na means from or by in the hawaiian language, Mana Loa means The Almighty so NaManaLoa means "by The Almighty"; mana is the Hawaiian word for spirit and loa means much, so Namanaloa also means From much Spirit... that I daily find in the air and in the beautiful nature of Hawaii that I am lucky enough to call home. Namanaloa has started as a way to express and share my love for this gorgeous Paradise, the closest to Heaven that I have found on Earth, hoping to uplift your spirit as It continues to uplift mine. Until imagination has taken over showing the bigger picture of limitless inner reality, eternal beauty, unveiling meanings, found within. Born and raised in Italy, resident on the island of Oahu, HI since 2006, naturalized American citizen in 2015. Certified Art studies at St Martins School of Art (London). Fashion Design Degree at F.I.T. (Fashion Institute of Technology - NYC) branch in Florence (Italy - Polimoda). Profession : Free Lance Designer for Tabletop decorations since 1995 Experiences&Activities : Fashion Designer, Costume Designer, Fashion Illustrator, Singer (soprano), Dancer (modern, jazz), Movie Extra, Yoga teacher, Runner (4 Honolulu Marathons Finisher; X-Terra Trail Run half marathon), Ocean Canoes Paddling (2 Regatta Seasons), Digital Art and Photography, Tourism Photographer, Face Painter.