A weaver, Kunawai, is approached by a friend regarding an unusual rash on her body, but she continues to go about her daily routine working as a house cleaner. After becoming transfixed by a mysterious painting she finds at a client’s house, she is plagued with strange visions of the land, and of being underwater. She learns the painting is related to a Hawaiian creation story after tracking down the painter.Kunawai continues to have haunting visions that may be real or imagined, and her rash worsens. While taking a shower, toxins from the water enter her system, and she discovers the watersheds on the island have been poisoned. She goes through a metamorphosis as her body experiences the pain and trauma of the ‘āina (the land) and the water itself.
Thomas Sebastian Galasso, Jody Stillwater, Lenape Creative Group
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Vincent Bercasio, Jody Stillwater
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