The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua and The Jean-Michel Cousteau Ambassadors of the Environment program welcome you to experience “The Cities Under the Sea.” This mural recalls my journey of enlightenment as I witnessed the relationships between the inhabitants of the thriving reefs at Kapalua.
“The colorful Moano (manybar goatfish) and He’e (Octopus) made an odd couple as they partner to hunt for food in the crevices of the reef. Meanwhile, I observed the Hinalea (Hawaiian Cleaner Wrasse) offer a cleansing of algae and plankton from the bodies of the larger fish such as the ‘humuhumunukunukuapu’a’a (Trigger Fish). The Honu (green sea turtle) was seen under the reef shelf and appeared totally at peace as he swam by me as if to say aloha…welcome to our world.”
Mankind and the creatures of the ocean can work together to sustain a beautiful environment.
“Everything is Connected”
Artist & member – The Ocean Futures Society