The South Point on the Big Island of Hawaii is the southern-most point in the United States. Among Hawaii fisherman it is a favorite fishing location. It is believed that the first Polynesians landed here 1,200 years ago. In the area, there is a series of buried lava flows and vegetation is sparse due to the constant force of trade winds. This painting was done for a very good friend of mine who camped on a remote area of South Point, Big Island. Setting up a" bamboo ridge" of fishing poles, they fished for a weekend. This painting acheives a unique look due to the use of the mixed media of watercolor and collage.