‘Manapua’ Print by Lauren Trangmar 11″x 14″ matted $58



‘Manapua’ Print by Lauren Trangmar 11″x 14″ matted $58


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.


Manapua are chewy, steamed or baked buns, filled with meat – most often sweet char siu pork. Manapua are found everywhere in the islands, from dedicated manapua dim sum shops to Chinese restaurants and Hawai’i 7-Eleven stores. A take on the traditional bao, ‘manapua’ is the born-in-Hawai’i name for the popular snack. There are two known antecedents of the word: a shortened form of the Hawaiian phrase mea ono pua’a, which translates as ‘pork pastry’ or mauna pua’a, which translates to ‘mountain of pork’.


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


‘Manapua’ Print by Lauren Trangmar 11″x 14″ matted $58

Additional information

Weight 3.5 lbs
Dimensions 17 × 20 × 2 in