This collection was inspired by the story of how Kū saved his people. Ku is a Hawaiian god who was married to a mortal and had a family with her. When their village was struck with famine and his family was going to die, Kū sacrificed himself by burying himself in the ground. From his burial site grew the first ʻulu tree. The people at the fruit and lived.
The hero pattern, called Ku’s Miracle is a celebration of the iconic ʻulu leaves and fruit with lots of layer and texture. The second pattern, ʻUlu Burst was inspired by a cross section of a halved ‘ulu fruit, and Tears of Life refers to the tears that were shed by Ku’s family when he sacrificed himself.