Voyager-Holokai honors men and women who are passionately connected to the seas and ancestral lands of Hawaii. By returning this native sculpture to its source, we provide a lasting symbol of the humanity and innate goodness of the native people who live for the sea and honor their spirit.
By placing this sculpture in public view, we remind them of the great legends and history connecting them to all humanity and their own relationship to the sea.
We aspire to connect art and community to bring about education and provide income to those communities most in need. We exist to honor the rich history and culture of Hawaii.
Our vision is to make available to future generations the wonder and connection that learning through art provides; and at the same time enrich the lives of existing community by enhancing positive energy and bringing resources to the area through tourism.
We put education and community first. We always respect and honor cultural differences. We listen to those who represent the communities we serve.
Who We Are
We are a committed group of individuals from all cultures and backgrounds who share a love of Hawaii and its peoples’ connection to the sea. We feel the time has come to honor those who are bound by the tradition of sea-life through this commemorative sculpture, Voyager-Holokai. Kama’aina – child of the land – describes one who has lived in Hawaii for a long period and feels a deep connection to its people, history and culture. Our core group began as Kama’aina and now includes Mainlanders who sense the importance of a strong symbol of humanity and courage in cultural pride. We want this sculpture to be permanently displayed as a visual reminder to educate and inspire future generations.
Meet the Sculptor
Jan-Michelle is a Kama’aina, having lived in Hawaii for over 20 years. Her love of Hawaii and its rich culture is the passion that drives her artistic endeavors. Each of her public art sculptures tells of stories and legacies. Touching lives through the alchemic ‘passing of knowledge’ that transpires when people view the 3 dimensional sculpture is a gift she feels should be shared through the generations.
Her public art sculptures on Oahu include:
- Gabby Pahinui at the Waikiki Shell
- Israel Kamakawiwo’ole at the Waianae Neighborhood Community Center
- Donnis Thompson at the Stan Sheriff Arena, U.H. Manoa
- Voyager-Holokai –possible placement on the Island of Lanai.