Volcano Village Hawaii!
Volcano Village Hawaii and Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Kilauea
Volcano Village Hawaii
Art Mecca!
Shopping and Art Collecting at their finest!

Inspired by this most sacred site in the Hawaiian Islands,Volcano Village is home to many of the very finest artists and crafts
people in the Islands, including painters, photographers, wood workers, fiber artists, glassblowers, jewelers, writers...you name
the art, we do it.   It is also the home of many wonderful cottage industries, including candy, cookie and jelly makers, tea
growers, handmade soap and cosmetic makers, herbal and essence concocters--many of whom have home studios you may visit.

This page is devoted to artist Uldra Johnson,
a Volcano multi-media artist and writer.
(You can see more of her work here on Facebook:  
fern, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Kilauea, Volcano Village Hawaii
For more information and to contact

For the old Hawaiians, love and bones were intimately intertwined.
Bones, one’s last surviving material expression, possessed mana—
one’s bones mattered more than life itself. If one were loved, one’s
bones were lovingly cleaned, polished and hidden. Down through
the generations, one’s bones would be respected and honored,
sometimes, even deified. Love was the surviving spiritual
expression of who one was—how much love was there, or wasn’t
there, when the bones were laid bare, is what ultimately mattered,
in the most final sense.

On the other hand, if one were unloved, or an enemy got to one’s
bones, they would ignominiously be whittled into fishhooks to be
gnawed on by creatures of the deep or arrowheads with which to
shoot despised rats.

The respected chronicler of Hawaiian culture, Mary Kawena
Pukui, once said that, in Hawaii, unrequited love makes the best
stories; hence, most of the old Polynesian legends and myths are
tragic in nature. Aptly then, six of the stories in Bones of Love are
tragic, though they each express elements of love’s sublimity; the
seventh, the title story, is the eternal tale, Hawaiian style, of how
ultimately, true love triumphs over tragedy. Woven of bones and
love, here are eight beautifully provocative, sometimes strangely
disturbing, stories of a sadly vanquished culture and how it loved —
“The Bird Catcher,” “House of Bones,” “Warrior Woman,”
“Broken Vow,” “Where Has He Gone?,” “Bones of Love,”  
“Thigh Bone," and "Little Stones."
Available here at Amazon. com

Also available in the
Volcano Art Center Gallery
and other fine galleries
on the Big Island
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To inquire,
click here:
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Uldra Johnson art

It is said that Buddhists, particularly
those who have taken the Bodhisattva
Vow, should regard any image of
Buddha as an actual Buddha. My tsa
tsas are primitive art works; any
seemingly “imperfections” are
actually adornments. I like for them
to look as if they had been hidden
away in some secret cave for
centuries. They are all handstamped
on the bottom with my art signature.
This one is approximately 3.75 by 3
Tsa tsas are precious small statues of
Buddhas and holy beings that grace one’s
mind with spiritual merit and one’s home
with an aura of holiness. A tradition
practiced for centuries in Tibet, the
making of these holy objects pacifies
negative karma and creates positive
conditions for a beneficial future. The tsa
tsa here is of Je Tsongkhapa, one of the
most highly revered of all Tibetan
teachers, and considered to be a Buddha
emanation of Avolokiteshvara,
Manjushri, and Vajrapani. It is said that
by just having a statue of Je Tsongkhapa
in your home, your home will be a holy
environment and will always be protected
from poverty.
This beauiful treasure is made from clay,
as tsa tsas traditionally are, and he is
both pit-fired and raku-fired, a six-step
process. He holds in his hands, which are
in the mudra of “turning the wheel of
Dharma,” a small cubic zirconium
diamond. He is embellished with a glaze
containing 22 carat gold.

My tsa tsas are not for sale. I offer my
tsa tsa's by donation to bless the minds of
practitioners, so that I can continue to
make them as a spiritual practice.

To inquire:  email here
Je Tsongkhapa Buddha Tsa Tsa

The Cry Room:
Silhouettes of
Small Sufferings
Uldra Johnson
Here at Amazon!
Uldra's tiny aumakua artifacts
Pit-fired clay with secret gold sauce
and semi--precious stones!
Uldra Johnson artist
Some of her work is available here:  
Uldra Johnson at FineArtAmerica
Uldra Johnson selected prints are available here at

Enjoy Uldra's latest video here:
The Bag Lady
Uldra's Latest Book
Spiritual Not
The Life and Work of Artist Lilian
Blood on Canvas

Available now at many bookstores!
Also available here:

Mercy Publishing of Mexico
"The ocean of existence is a vast, vast sea­—there is never an end of it.  When you
leave this life, all you take with it is your heart.  If you so lived your life that you
filled your heart with hatred, greed, meanness and lies, that is what you begin with
in the next.  Looking at the truth and taking responsibility is scary and takes
courage, but...it’s a whole lot easier in the light of day, than waiting until it comes
up in your consciousness when you find yourself in the suffering of illness, dying,
or perhaps, simply in the middle of the night, when you can’t hide from yourself."

A compelling story of greed, jealousy and shame, a
powerful tale of ancestral karma and the hereditary patterns and emotional burdens
that stretch back beyond birth and imprison us.

“They stood around him, my dying father, famished vampires of death…”