The chant E Ala E welcomes the arrival of the sun. Like many Hawaiian chants, songs and poetry it has many hidden meanings. E Ala E welcomes a new day, a new beginning. All that has happened yesterday, stays there. Today is a new day and a chance to make things better.
The sun is caressing, heating up and bringing life to the paddlers. The paddlers are adorned in kihei, the color of the deepest ocean.
When chanting E Ala E, the chanters face the sun and only the steersman has his paddle in the water. This painting depicts the moment the steersman says “Imua!” The chant finishes with E Ala E, rise up! All the paddlers are on one side to develop unity and work together, in sync.
Clothed in the riches of the ocean experience, hand on the paddles, paddles in the water - they are connected to each other and the ocean.
This is the moment they take action.
E Ala E can be purchased in different formats and in multiple sizes to meet your needs.
Canvas Prints: Printed using a Giclee process with Pigment Ink on Premium Fine Art Matte Canvas (410g/m2). It is certified acid free, designed to meet art galleries' and museum's longevity requirements and ensure consistency of shades for up to 200 years old. Options include:
- Stretched frame that includes 1.5" thick wood bars, a ready to hang wire attached to the back and felt pads for wall protection.
- Flat with a traditional 1.75” border of unprinted canvas on each side. This can be framed at your local framer.
Fine Art Paper Prints: Printed with Pigment Ink on Premium Archival Matte Paper offering a smooth, neutral-white, matte paper for high-quality fine art. The paper supports accurate color reproduction and high-contrast, high-resolution output, and is acid-free for a longer print life with pigment inks. It features a heavy weight (230g/m2), thick base (9.5 mil), and an instant-dry coating that resists fingerprints and smudging. These come with a 1.75” white border.
All art purchases are printed on demand. The typical lead time for stretched prints is 8 working days plus shipping time. The lead time for flat prints is 5 working days plus shipping time. All flat prints are shipped in strong tubes. Ground shipping is free to the continental US. Alaska, Hawaii and expedited shipping incur a cost that is calculated at checkout.