—To carve, cut, hew, engrave, hoe; to divide, as land; to shape a canoe or (fig.) an enterprise or intellectual policy; to plan, formulate, budget.
“Carving offers insight into the meticulous thought processes of our ancestors. It is in preparation, the division and order of work, thought, space, and material, that places before us the opportunity to shape a desired outcome. Through that shaping, we too are shaped physically, mentally and spiritually.”
—Miki Cook, Lecturer, (Hawaiian Language; Hawaiian Studies), Windward Community College
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