Artist of the Month: June 2018
I began working with foam and fiberglass in the mid 60’s and established my own label in 1968. I experimented a little with custom cars and motorcycles thru the 70s, while still producing surfboards at the same time.
In 1984, after a year on crutches due to a car accident, I returned to the ocean. This time it was with swim fins and a camera. The next 15 years I spent traveling the world as a staff photographer for both Surfing and Surfer magazines.
In 2001 I stepped out of professional photography and took a job as a surfboard shaper for Al Merrick. During this time I really began to pursue fiberglass sculpture. My first fish was made in 2000 from a broken surfboard I found on Banzai Beach, Oahu. The sea horses and turtles came after 2010.
All pieces are constructed from recycled foam and fiberglass. I currently have a studio at Loyd Surfboards in Grover Beach, Ca. and a studio at Eric Arakawa Surfboards in Waialua, Oahu, Hi.
Apply to be on the Clark Center Lobby Walls!!
The Clark Center for the Performing Arts accepts applications in the fall from fine Artists interested in exhibiting their work annually. Public art is displayed in both the Center lobby and in the Salon hallway. There is sufficient space for large bodies of work. Artists working with mixed media, oil, water color, pastels, pen and ink, sketching, etc. are encouraged to apply.
Artists are juried for content acceptability and a total of 10 artists will be selected and paired to display their work for a two-month period during the following year. The deadline for applying is typically in October and artists are notified in early November. The sale of art requires a contribution of 20% of the sale price to the Clark Center Foundation which is used for funding performing arts scholarships and grants.