The second in my collection of surfboard art is a combination of a 6’0″ retro-fish design surfboard shaped by Ron Heavyside, owner and master shaper of Nomad Surfboards, and the Giclée print entitled “Mullet Chase” by Tony Arruza. The idea of inlaying a fish photograph on a ‘fish’ type surfboard came easily
This week’s image was chosen to celebrate the return to school here in Palm Beach County. While it may not be a happy day for those 13 and older (the younger ones still think of school as fun) there is nonetheless lots of anticipation, excitement and renewed bonding with new and old friends as both young and old return to the classroom.
One view of two distinct worlds; one above water and the other below the water. In one there is a lady paddling a surfboard and in the other there is a second lady casually swimming underneath the first. Both women are stylish in their posture, confident in their concentration and each one effortlessly propels herself through the water.
The “Dog Days of Summer” is well illustrated in this image. Taken in a sleepy fishing village in Nicaragua one can’t help but feel the stillness (except for the young girl running in the background), laziness and heat in this picture and how important the pursuit of a good shady spot is in the middle of the day. I also like the fact that taking a break from the ever present heat (aka ‘stress’) and grind of daily life is just as important as is chasing a dorado off the coast, a cat in the alley or the challenge to… Continue reading