This sculpture is of Pele, the Goddess of the Volcano and creator of the land. Pele lives in the Hawaiian hearts and minds as the supreme personification of volcanic majesty and power.
This sculpture is inspired by the painting called Pele Honua Mea by the late artisthistorian Herb Kane. This sculpture depicts a youthful Pele holding fire beside a lava lake.
The name of the original painting Pele Honua Mea translates to “Pele Sacred of the Earth” and is considered the most sacred name of the volcano goddess.
Dale Zarella is a master artist in the many mediums of wood, stone, bronze sculpting and paintings on canvass. A resident of Maui, Dale's sculptures and paintings are found in the finest corporate and private collections throughout the world. For more information on these and others works visit www.dalezarrella.com