Purple waters


I worked on this piece for over a week, not knowing until a couple of days before finishing it that the “Eddie Aikau” would be on, I just couldn’t believe the coincidence of finishing it on the eve of the contest. What inspired me to do this piece at first, was a B&W photo with the silhouettes of a half a dozen surfers taking the drop at Waimea, the only problem is that I couldn’t see the details so I made up this one from paintings that I made before. I called it “Purple waters” because when you’re that far out the water is so deep and the blue so intense, that it almost looks purple.
Big congratulations to all the participants, especially the winner Luke Shepardson.

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Original art on surfboard, shaped on a polyurethane blank, laminated with polyester resin and sanded finished. The board was painted using acrylic inks on top of the finished board and glossed with an acrylic varnish using a technique that the artist developed in the mid eighties.

6’2″ x 19.5  x 2.5/8″ comes with easy to install steel hanging brackets, and includes free shipping.

Although the surfboard shape is meant to be functional, it is not meant to be surfed on, but to be displayed indoors as an art piece and as with any other art piece it is best to keep it away from sunlight.

This board is on display at the Ko’Olina Four Seasons.


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