These series were inspired by historic scientific catalogue books. In addition to appreciating the myriad species compiled in those books, I’m interested in the fleeting nature of all physical forms. How a species miraculously comes into being and then, eventually disappears.  The Hawaiian islands are extremely unique in that their geographic isolation results in numerous species of birds, insects, fish and plants found nowhere else on earth. Unaccustomed to mainland competition these remote ecosystems are in constant flux and battling for their existence.

Native Hawaiian Fish

Native Hawaiian Insects

Native Hawaiian Birds

Fantastical Birds, Insects and Fish 2010