Mako Shark – ‘Aumakua in Silver

You can see a sketch and some information about the buckle.  I’m using red agate for the eye, which is a volcanic stone found in Hawaii.  It symbolizes protection which is perfect for the shark ‘Aumakua or protector.

A page from my sketchbook.

Silver is appropriate because its keyed to the moon, which controls the tides of the ocean.

I’m happy with this piece.  Everything just fits.


Starting the Mako Shark

Jeff’s family is from Hawaii and he has a nice mako shark tattoo on his shoulder with a bunch of Hawaiian texturing on it. I wanted to recreate his shark tattoo with the same tribal imagery because the animal itself is important to him and relates to Hawaiian mythology.

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