1 Group Feature; In The Group; Light Up My Life; Thank you honored to be among the featured art here in the group on 3/28/2014. Congratulations to my fellow artist as well (-:
Aloha in the Hawaiian language means affection, love, peace, compassion and mercy. Since the middle of the 19th century, it also has come to be used as an English greeting to say goodbye and hello.
Pineapple as Hospitality Symbol
In larger, well-to-do homes, the dining room doors were kept closed to heighten visitors’ suspense about the table being readied on the other side. At the appointed moment, and with the maximum amount of pomp and drama, the doors were flung open to reveal the evening’s main event. Visitors confronted with pineapple-topped food displays felt particularly honored by a hostess who obviously spared no expense to ensure her guests’ dining pleasure
In this manner, the fruit which was the visual keystone of the feast naturally came to symbolize the high spirits of the social events themselves; the image of the pineapple coming to express the sense of welcome, good cheer, human warmth and family affection inherent to such gracious home gatherings.
Pineapple as Artistic Motif
It is hardly surprising that this communal symbol of friendship and hospitality also became a favorite motif of architects, artisans and craftsmen throughout the colonies. They announced the hospitality of a local home with pineapples lights into all entry ways. This home was selected as a “Spring Beautification Winner”, in the city where it is located the year the pinapple additions were complete. Beautiful landscaping throughout.
Lei Hedger Photography / Longfellowsgal1/ Sonyshooter/ SonyA700