A Bolder Life

February 26, 2005

Engagement Honu

Perrin's dad is a truly gifted man. He is a professional wood carver, creating amazing pieces inspired by nature, which in turn inspire our imagination. You can view a small portion of Dave's work at monhllen.com.

When Carol and Dave came to visit last year, Perrin and I thought it would be fun to obtain some local wood for her dad to play around with in the mornings before everyone had woken up. The endemic wood of choice was Koa (My first wikipedia reference) Turns out that Koa happens to be one of the hardest woods in the world, it was much too hard for him to whittle in the mornings.

When Dave left the island he took the hunk of koa, a piece of coral from Hana, and the inspiration of the island with him. After many months of extemely hard carving, Carol and Dave returned with an amazing work of art.

The pictures hardly do the piece justice. And I don't think we will ever be able to thank the Monhollens enough for this amazing gift. Much Mahalos.

Posted by Marc at February 26, 2005 11:19 AM


Dave, the koa wood turtle is simply exquisite! Marc and Perrin, congrats again. I'm anxious to see the photos of the tattoos!

Posted by: Colleen at February 28, 2005 2:39 AM

Damn the man, that is awesome!!

Posted by: Ryno at February 28, 2005 6:39 AM

Just incredible! Can't wait to see it in person!!

Posted by: Jackie at February 28, 2005 1:26 PM

Wow! I'm speachless(or typeless since I'm not actually talking). Beautiful work, Dave, and congrats again on the engagement, Perrin and Marc!

Posted by: Annie at March 1, 2005 10:38 AM

That is incredible. Perrin, your dad is so talented! He is my hero... like Superman but without the tights.

Posted by: Will at March 1, 2005 9:20 PM

Congratulations on the engagement. The carving by Dave is truly amazing- what an wonderful gift. We are so happy for you guys!!!!

Posted by: Catherine at March 7, 2005 2:28 PM

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