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After a much needed break from the business, we are re-opening our (virtual) doors to bring you beautiful Peggy Chun artwork once again. Yay! The Chun Family is excited to be able to continue to carry on Peggy’s legacy by making her most special images available to all of you.
While we no longer have a retail space, we are here to serve you virtually and will be communicating primarily through this e-newsletter, our facebook page, and our website blog about the treasures we have to share with you.
We have available a wide variety of open and limited edition giclees as well as priceless original artwork. Inventory is limited, so if there is an image you have always wanted, let us know today! We have discontinued our open edition matted prints, but most images are available in variety of giclee sizes.
We are so thrilled to be able to make Peggy’s artwork available to all of you once again. We miss her dearly and feel blessed that she left us with such amazing treasures to share. Her humor, love for life, courage, and vivacious spirit speak loudly through each of her paintings…they are meant to be shared!
“Damien of Moloka`i”
Of all Peggy’s images, this has been the most requested since Peggy left us in 2008. This amazing piece of work was Peggy’s last painting and the “mana” (Hawaiian for “spiritual energy”) that it carries with it is undeniable. Here is the story of this gorgeous piece:
In 2008, Peggy had only the movement of her eyes, but her mind was as active as ever, as was her passion for life and creating. Though Peggy’s hands could no longer paint, her mouth could no longer hold a brush, and her eyes could only move to spell out words letter-by-letter, Peggy continued to paint and the Father Damien portrait is a testament to this miracle.
In 2006, Peggy spelled out her vision to create a portrait of Blessed Father Damien of Moloka`i. Joseph de Veuster, known to the world as Father Damien, came to the island of Moloka`i in Hawai`i to care for the victims of Hansen’s disease, formerly known as leprosy. He was renowned worldwide for his charitable work.
To create this masterpiece, Peggy enlisted the assistance of the students of Holy Trinity School. With help from their teacher (and friend/caregiver to Peggy) Shelly Mecum, Peggy “borrowed” the hands of the entire elementary school to paint half-inch squares of watercolor paper that would be used to create a mosaic effect in the final piece. The children painted under Peggy’s direction for over 18 months.
To help execute her vision for the portrait and assemble the mosaic pieces, Peggy called upon friend and fellow artist, Magdalena Hawajska. Through the generosity of a few supporters, Magdalena flew from Poland to Hawaii to assist Peggy with this project. Together, they spent endless hours bringing Peggy’s vision to canvas. The piece was completed and unveiled at the Hawaii State Capitol in March 2008. It was then gifted to the Pope at the Vatican in 2009, just months after Peggy’s passing, a dream come true for Peggy and everyone involved in the project.
“Damien of Molokai`i”
Unframed Open Edition Paper Giclee 10″ by 20″ $100
Unframed Limited Edition Paper Giclee 22″ by 44″ $500
Framed options available $1200 and up…
What is a Giclée?
The word “giclée” was coined by printmaker Jack Duganne in 1991 to describe fine art digital prints made on ink-jet printers. According to Wikipedia.org, to make the word descriptive of ink-jet technologies he based it on the French language word “le gicleur” meaning “nozzle”, or more specifically “gicler” meaning “to squirt, spurt, or spray”. The word “giclée,” as a fine art term, has come to be associated with prints using fade-resistant, archival inks (pigment based, as well as newer solvent based inks), and archival substrates primarily produced on Epson and some other types of large format printers. A wide variety of substrates are available including various textures and finishes such as matte photo paper, watercolor paper, cotton canvas, or artist textured vinyl.
Our giclées are printed locally by our amazing and talented friends at Print Logic . We are proud to support local business and value the extremely high quality of their work. Our All of our Limited Edition Giclées are numbered and stamped with Peggy’s signature and come with a certificate of authenticity.
Unframed 11×14 Open Edition Giclee $100
Unframed 15×21 Limited Edition Giclee $450
Unframed 22×30 Limited Edition Giclee $800
Framed options available for $1200 and up
Featured Original of the Week
“Breakfast with Boo”
Look carefully on the left side of the breakfast table and you will see a tiny black paw trying to swipe a little something from this lovely spread. Peggy loved her rascal feline friends and Boo was a frequent inspiration. She us told us once that she was pretty sure there was at least one cat hair in every one of her paintings!
Original Painting 15″x13″, white mat, green wooden frame
(payment plans available)