Pono pop art for Ilse

This fine image is from my Flickr sister ilsebatten. I wanted to give this wonderful woman a "pop art" treatment. Original text follows... (Explore)




I have known Pono for the last 30 years during which time she has worked in my garden. There was a time when she simply disappeared for several years but then she reappeared like magic when I needed her most. She is a deaf mute and one of the brightest and most perceptive people I have ever met and she has very green fingers. She also has a fine sense of the dramatic and usually tells us some or other story of murder and mayhem when she arrives on a Thursday. Her stories are transmitted via handsigns and great gestures of drama - think of silent movies with exclamatory noises added.

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Taken on June 19, 2008