Kevin Matthew Kaunualiʻi Kiesel
Kevin Matthew Kaunualiʻi Kiesel (he/him) was born on the island of O`ahu and grew up in Wahiawa. His ethnic background is Hawaiian, Chinese, and Caucasian. In 2007, Kevin moved to Seattle to pursue an art education. All aspects of Kevin’s life were transplanted, academically, socially, and creatively. Living in the Pacific Northwest gave rise to an examination of his cultural identity and fused his interests in art, culture, and science fiction.
“Inspired by creatures and plants found in Hawaii, these mechs are covered with camouflage paint schemes using the endemic ma`o hau hele flower, endemic naupaka flower, and endemic kou flower.”
—Kevin Matthew Kaunualiʻi Kiesel