Description

The ohana is the foundation of Hawaiian life. While the word is loosely translated to mean family, its signifigance is much more important and broader in scope than the Western concept of the nuclear family, or even the extended family. Ohana is a collection of both favorite proverbs and those from the major cultures that make up Hawaii’s ethnic landscape.Vintage photographs from Hawaii’s visual archivesaccompany the quotes to make them more poignant and give them a sense of timelessness. The collection illustrates that the values of love, respect and maintaining harmony within the family are ultimately universal and transcend culture and ethnicity.