Hostalek Fine Art


pele's commandments

She has spoken

 Every once in a while a creation comes along that is intense enough to be a little scary. Pele's Commandments is such a creation. A few months ago during a new moon in the middle if the night in the rain, I was instructed by Madame Pele to take my paint outside and pour it on the cotton rag paper as directed. In the dark, I took red, yellow, orange and bright pink and poured them as directed. What remained looked somewhat like a face, although it was put down and was told to wait for further instructions. When Pele began to deliver her messages in earnest, the unfinished painting began to call. Pele was talking about the need for respect, and her ability to transform where not respected if she wished. She told me to resume the painting, following her instructions during the creation. As the lava began to flow, she began to tell me about that which is important - respect, truth, compassion, love, honor, transformation and to 'be pono.' Each day she delivered these messages as she directed my brush strokes and color selections. Those words are being delivered out of her mouth to care for her land - the very land she creates! As her lava is nearing homesteads I pray that all will heed her commandments for a better way of being. She can turn any way at any time. Let's all heed her commandments and be better humans in all aspects of our being. Bless  

As the lava flows towards Pahoa town on the Big Island of Hawaii, this painting evolved as Pele channeled her voice through my paints.  What resulted is 'Pele's Commandments.'  A shamanic Ceremony was performed and the creative force herself was honored.  The intensity of this painting really brings her words home and has a profound effect on those who have seen her in person.  Her biggest message is that of RESPECT - of oneself, each other and the land.  This message is not only for those in the path of the lava, but for those everywhere who need the reminder that this world is interconnected, and all we do affects the entire world.  As love and respect return, vitality is restored and growth is renewed.  Please remember to honor the Earth in all of her glory, including the magnificent Pele.   bless