Hiki No 1
Hiki No 1
Hiki Nō: the Hawaiian meaning for 'can do'.
My Hiki No Collection shows a journey in art from the first painting I created while working at Crazy Shirts to a reflection of what I am doing today. It was my first painting lesson from my old art director Eric Robison. I still vividly remember learning how to scumble, painting from dark to light, and using a pallet knife. From time to time I will do a Hiki No painting to show progression, and change in my art style.
I came about the name Hiki No while mountain biking with my friend Eric Lau. Eric would shout out "Hiki No"! whenever I would be struggling up a steep climb. This encouraged me to push harder. I named this painting after that quote because my art represents the positive power of "the surfer" can make the drop no matter how big, and steep the wave is. Hiki No also represents my journey as becoming a successful artist.
Garret Kojima's art is professionally printed on Ultra Premium Photo Paper Luster, and matted with Arctic White Crescent Decorative Matboards. Each matted print is individually signed, and comes with a artist biography attached on the back.