Red Tails over Mokuʻaeʻae

Directly off the Kīlauea Point lighthouse is a tiny islet called Mokuʻaeʻae (literally: fragment frothing in the rising tide). When the waves come from a certain direction a blowhole occurs off its right point. During the Spring and Summer months, red tailed tropicbirds called Koaʻe ʻUla gather and fly in courtship patterns around Kīlauea Point. They squawk happily and appear to fly in backward circles. Artist Patrick Ching lived and worked at Kīlauea point and loves the sound and sights of tropicbirds in courtship flight at mid-day.



The mat is the decorative border on the outside of the actual print. Matted prints are measured by outside matte dimensions available in 8"x10", 11"x14", and 16"x20" - fitting standard sized frames.



Full-size prints extend to the full dimensions of 8”x10”, 11x14” or 16”x20” (or equivalent square inches in the case of narrow artwork). There is no mat border, so the picture itself is larger than a matted print.


Matted and Full-Size prints come in clear protective sleeves with foam core backings.



Giclée, pronounced zhee-klay, is a French word meaning “fine spray”. Giclée are the finest quality reproductions printed on canvas then varnished with a durable protective coating. They can be stretched and framed like an original painting, and need no glass covering. Mine are sent rolled and ready for framing.


You may inquire about gallery wrap giclée, which add an extra 1-5/8" all around with the image mirrored edge. Gallery wrap giclée cost 20% more than standard giclée, and can be stretched at a frame shop near you as a contemporary option to framing.



International orders will have added postage that will be reported to buyers for approval. International shipping is typically two to three times normal shipping.


Red Tails over Mokuʻaeʻae

  • Original   SOLD
    Print 8x10 $29.95
    Print 11x14 $44.95
    Print 16x20 $94.95
    Giclée 9x12 $97
    Giclée 13x17 $250
    Giclée 20x26** $675


    **indicates item a part of a Limited Edition