Hawaiian Couple Petroglyph 10″ x 10″



  Hawaiian Couple Petroglyph 10″ x 10″

 Petroglyph figures chipped with stone tools into smooth pahoehoe lava flows can be found on all Hawaiian islands near coastlines along prehistoric trails. Most of the images were left behind by ancient Hawaiians.

This collection of limited edition welded copper sculpture, by artist Frank Andrews, is derived from on-site drawings and photographs for anthropological accuracy. The figures are selected to recreate the elegance of Hawaiian prehistoric rock art. Each piece comes ready to mount on a wall in your home.

This “Couple” petroglyph motif was found in Puako, Hawaii and was recreated by Frank Andrews in this beautifully welded copper.

From Wikipedia, https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Petroglyph :

“Petroglyphs are images created by removing part of a rock surface by incising, picking, carving, or abrading, as a form of rock art. Outside North America, scholars often use terms such as “carving”, “engraving”, or other descriptions of the technique to refer to such images. Petroglyphs are found worldwide, and are often associated with prehistoric peoples. The word comes from the Greek word petro-, theme of the word “petra” meaning “stone”, and glyphein meaning “to carve”, and was originally coined in French as pétroglyphe.

The term petroglyph should not be confused with petrograph, which is an image drawn or painted on a rock face. Both types of image belong to the wider and more general category of rock art or parietal art. Petroforms, or patterns and shapes made by many large rocks and boulders over the ground, are also quite different. Inukshuks are also unique, and found only in the Arctic (except for reproductions and imitations built in more southerly latitudes).” (Wikipedia)

Please allow two weeks for yours to be handmade by the artist if we are out of stock.  Thank you!

Hawaiian Couple Petroglyph 10″ x 10″

Additional information

Weight 9 lbs
Dimensions 16 × 6 × 16 in

Honolulu, Hawaii (808) 596-0074