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‘Ilima Lei’ Print by Lauren Trangmar 11″x 14″ matted $55



‘Ilima Lei’ Print by Lauren Trangmar 11″x 14″ matted $55


About the Artist

Lauren is an artist and graphic designer currently residing in Honolulu, Hawai‘i. She combines meticulous, labor-intensive, traditional processes and aesthetics with contemporary technologies to create her imagery. Lauren works in a range of media including graphic design, illustration, digital imaging, traditional printmaking, painting and sculpture. Her work visually references the conventions of historical scientific illustration with a contemporary and often subtly humorous twist… Themes that are explored in her most current work include the relationship between storytelling, culture, myths and history, art and science, authenticity and artifice, and their [re]presentation.

Lauren was born and raised in Christchurch, New Zealand. She began her undergraduate studies in Fine Arts at the University of Canterbury before transferring to the University of Hawai‘i at Manoa where she attained her BFA in Graphic Design. Her work has been included in numerous private collections and exhibitions in Honolulu, Kaua’i, North Carolina, Australia and New Zealand; the most notable being Honolulu Museum of Art’s, Artists of Hawai‘i 2015 exhibition where she produced a body of work that was purchased for the museum’s permanent collection. She has also completed artist residencies in Honolulu, Kaua’i and North Carolina.

Ilima Lei

The admired and elegant Ilima flower is the Island of O’ahu’s representative flower. The Ilima Lei is also known as ‘the royal lei’ since this flower was once only worn by Hawaiian high chiefs. When the delicate flowers are strung, they look very much like the yellow feather lei from early Hawai’i which were only worn by ali’i (chiefs).

It takes hundreds of golden orange, paper-thin flowers to make one single strand.This stunning, orange blossom has five petals and is about an inch in diameter. The blossoms are strung through the center to create this upper-class favorite.


The dimensions listed in the ‘additional information’ tab includes packing for shipment.


‘Ilima Lei’ Print by Lauren Trangmar 11″x 14″ matted $55

Additional information

Weight 3.5 lbs
Dimensions 17 × 20 × 2 in

Honolulu, Hawaii (808) 596-0074