Sunday, January 27, 2008

"5 on Wanscot"

This is a wall sculpture I finished a while ago titled "5 on Wanscot". It can be viewed in Heritage Surf Shop, Ocean City, NJ. The board is made from mahogany, red oak, & purple heart. Hand bent and torched sheet metal serves as the wave. $495

The other day my friend Monk called to tell me the surf was good @ out local spot. Chest high and clean was the call and a balmy 41 deg water temp. He had just gotten back from a trip to Fla and was happy to be home. We started talking about the good times we and the rest of the OLC have had in the past surfing together. There have been contests up and down the East Coast, and our trip to Malibu Ca. this past fall. Evidently he felt the camaraderie in Fla wasn't the same as it is here in Jersey.

Here's a shot of Monk from the BU in Sept.

Saturday, January 26, 2008

Autumn Swells/Rights

I finished this painting/sculpture in Nov for the "Art of the Taco" show sponsored by Surf Taco and Hurley in Belmar, NJ. An old dressingroom door serves as the background. Autumn Swells/Rights is made up of "Fin Revolution" templates and a new twist of wave templates also. Framed in poplar w/ a 3-D poplar wave. This is #1 in a series of at least 4. Approx. 4' x 1 1/2', acrylic. $850
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Thursday, January 24, 2008

R. Boccia's Table

Here is the professional shot of Dr. Boccia's sculpture table taken by my friend Steve Mullen. We do art shows together around the area quite often. He'll have a website up soon, I'll post the link when it's up and running.
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Saturday, January 19, 2008

R. Boccia's Finished Table

Dr. Boccia's table is finaly finished. He asked for 5 Dashboard riders too. Here is a final shot of the table from my camera. The woods used were, for the top...Birds eye maple, black walnut, and bloodwood, & for the base...Bass and maple. I took the table to a photographer friend of mine Steve Mullen today & he took some professional shots of it. I'll post them when next week.
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Wednesday, January 16, 2008

"5 in Panama" sculpture

I had Matt B. ask me for a sculpture for his desk @ work. I've been working on a few to offer up to him. He'll have an option of this one or another which will be done in the next few days.
"5 in Panama" is 3 pieces of driftwood (one of which is a piece of burl) and a 7 stringer surfboard.
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Wednesday, January 9, 2008

Sculpture Table update

The table base for Dr. Boccia has been glued up and has it's first coat of toung oil on it. 2 more coats and it's ready to have the top mounted.
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Monday, January 7, 2008

Pat's (NJ Longboarder) Weber Fin Replacement

Here is one of those projects I started a looooong time ago and is finally finished. This is an early 60's Weber Pig. The fin had been cut in half when Pat bought the board, so I removed it and built a new one to match. The fin is made from mahogany and ash. She's ready to rock Pat. Thanks.

Prints f/s

I've been contacted about some of the prints I have for sale lately and figured I should show everyone what I have in stock.
Each is a limited edition Giclee print. All editions are limited to 50 prints and sell for $95 each. Contact me for shipping info.

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Thursday, January 3, 2008

"Rincon, PR" Painting

Here is a painting I finished up from early last month. I painted it on a piece of Mahogany that I found on site in Rincon, PR. I was helping my friend Stefan by installing his hardwood floors & with some of the woodworking down there in early Dec. You can go to his Blog and see everything we did and more @... This was a scrap that I salvaged. The mediums are pencil, pen, & acrylic, the only things I had @ the time. The painting is approx. 16"H x 8"W.
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Wednesday, January 2, 2008

Custom Dashboard Surfers

I know a few people have been waiting paitently for these. The 2 on the left are for my friend Chris Davis, and the 2 on the right are a custom order for Mike Cliver. Hope you guys enjoy them.
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Ralph Boccia's sculpture table

Around the end of the summer Dr. Boccia commissioned me to make a sculpture table for his stairway. The table, when finished, will be 3' high x 22" wide x 12" deep. For the top we decided to use birds eye maple with t-bands of black walnut and blood wood. The base will be made from Maple and Bass, w/ small surfboards around it made from mahogany, red oak, and paduk. Here are some pictures of the progress so far.

Hello everyone

I've decided to start this blog to keep friends, family, clients, and prospective clients informed on the goings on in my life as an artist. I'll feature projects(and problems w/ them), custom orders, paintings in progress and shows for all of you to see. I may even throw in some surf reports and ding repair photos, you never know.
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