Frank Lee

Co-Founder of Bevi

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[fa icon="calendar'] Mar 7, 2017 11:00:00 AM / by Frank Lee posted in sustainability, art, aaron kai

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Last month in early February, my Co-Founder Sean brought up the opportunity for Bevi to work with a Hawaiian post-pop visual artist. I will be the first to admit that I know nothing about art, and thus, pondered a bit about the next steps. However, as a Brazilian Jiu Jitsu enthusiast, I immediately thought of the UFC jiu jitsu fighter BJ Penn, whose birthplace was Hilo, Hawaii.  After a quick Google research on the said post-pop artist, I found out that Aaron Kai was also from Hilo. As the Gods of Valhalla would have it, we were just two students from different disciplines of art, connected by the Aloha State.

Hawaii is a place of natural beauty. The warm sun and crashing waves make it a surfer's paradise. Growing up riding the waves and following the surf culture, this was the scenery that inspired Aaron's artistic endeavors. At the center of his creations is his iconic waves. These waves can be seen internationally with art exhibitions across San Francisco, Los Angeles, Paris and six countries in Asia.

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