‘Ae (Polypodium pellucidim). This uncommon endemic Hawaiian fern is beautiful but tough.  It thrives even in the most desolate of habitats, like a lava field.  Its beauty contrasted with its adaptability is part of the charm elicited from the freckles dancing through its irregular fronds.  It’s the first installation of the Native Collection and was inspired by a visit to Hui Kū Maoli Ola, a cultural and ecological native plant nursery on O’ahu.  Jana was so exhilarated by all she saw on her visit there, that she had a hard time picking what to make first, but the ‘Ae was really interesting and a little challenging (because she wanted to capture it realistically as possible instead of stylizing it like she usually does.), and it really captured her attention and was one of her favorites.  She can’t wait to get working on the next piece.