Wednesday, December 22, 2010
Monday, November 29, 2010
Monday, November 15, 2010
Wednesday, November 3, 2010
Wednesday, October 20, 2010
Here is a sculpture I made for the South Jersey Surfrider Foundation art benefit last winter. My friend Steve Mullen sent this over to me a bit ago. I forgot about it, but now it's found. Dig the fancy red wetty! ;-) The board is made from paulownia and red cedar.
These 2 dashboard riders will be on proud display in 2 different San O surf vans. These triple stringer boards are glued up from maple and mahogany, both with red cedar log cutoff bases (I found on the beach in my secret spot).
Tuesday, August 10, 2010
Friday, July 16, 2010
Tuesday, July 6, 2010
They are finally here...
Saturday, June 19, 2010
A new sculpture for my non existent blog posts... Perfect Trim is a small sculpture on a hunk of royal paulownia. The board is made of bass wood with a mahogany and maple t-band and a paduk fin. finishing off the sculpture is a patina copper wave lined with small pieces of driftwood. This surf art sculpture will be for sale on my Etsy site. Sorry for the blurry pics.
Friday, May 28, 2010
The great people @ the William Ris Gallery liked my work so much they have asked me to keep my sculptures and paintings up for a while longer. They even gave me my own corner of the gallery. Stop by if you are in the South Jersey area and check out the offerings they have. What an awesome gallery.
Saturday, May 15, 2010
Surf Art Show, Memorial Day Weekend, Friday May 28th & Sat May 29th ...
Friday, May 14, 2010
Wednesday, May 12, 2010
Friday, May 7, 2010
Sunday, April 25, 2010
"The William Ris Gallery presents...
Sea, Sand, Sun & Fun... an art show featuring local artists whos love of surfing is translated to oils, photography and sculpture. Artists include John Baker, Jamie Kelly, Steve Mullen, Steve Kazuma and Scott Soens, all avid surfers who travel the globe for their love of surfing."
I'll be one of the featured artists @ the upcoming show "Sea, Sand, Sun & Fun" @ the William Ris Gallery in Stone Harbor, NJ next month. Opening reception will be Sat. May 1st 7-10pm. Come by the gallery and buy everything in sight. A portion of the proceeds go to the Brendan Borek High Tides Memorial Fund.
Saturday, April 24, 2010
Monday, April 12, 2010
Thursday, April 8, 2010
Wednesday, April 7, 2010
I just completed 12 of these for my friends @ the new 24-7 Bait & Tackle shop in EHT. They will be available there for purchase. They have great wiggling action and are mounted on driftwood bases. Check them out before they are all gone.
Sunday, April 4, 2010
I've been participating in the Borek Art show for about 4 years now. The families @ the BBMF contacted me about doing this board for their party next weekend. I'm happy with the way it came out. The muted "Fin Revolution" painting in the background makes it for me.
Here's a little more about the Brendan Borek Foundation...
Brendan’s Fund strives to provide “High Tide” conditions for local Cape May County families who have a child or young adult with cancer.
Brendan’s Fund is a not-for-profit grassroots organization whose efforts are directed towards providing comprehensive, compassionate and personalized assistance to these special children and their families. Services range from professional counseling and advocacy programs to financial and material assistance.
Please visit their website @ www.Brendansfund.org
Sunday, March 28, 2010
Handplane #10 paulownia, red cedar & mahogany (sold)
Handplane #11, paulownia downrailed swallow tail (sold)
The Alaia Raffle board (Being raffled off @ Yesterdays restaurant in Marmora, NJ on 4/9/10) has been cut out. I also cut the bottom concave in yesterday as well as planed out the bottom rails. This board is made from white cedar with a red cedar and paulownia tail block. For raffle tickets contact me @ info@JKSurfArt.com .
I spent most of yesterday working on some projects for clients and my Etsy shop.
Harry's Alaia has been skinned and is ready for the concave to be cut into the bottom.
Finally I made 2 new bodysurfing hand planes, one for a client and one for stock. The first is a slipper model made from paulownia with red cedar and mahogany stringers. The second is a downrail swallow tail model for Paul Aman. I'm coating both of these with a sanding sealer and a waterborne polyurethane. Once that is dry I'll add the straps.
As I've said before, I also fix surfboards. With surfboard technology constantly changing these days you need to step your game up. I got a friends buckled Firewire a few months back and have been researching how to fix it. The big thing was to get the cracked EPS back together. I had to inject 2/1 pour foam into the crack, cut back the extra, and then add an epoxy/ferring filler combo to take care of any extra bubbles. Then I sanded it back and wrapped it. Tomorrow I'll sand the wrap back and give it a final coat of epoxy. Then I'll do a final sand and paint it so you can't even tell.
Saturday, March 27, 2010
I've been working on some boards for clients lately. These are all around 3' , hand glued and shaped. The first 2 are for Lance and are going to be wall hangers. #3 is for a large sculpture and is once again inspired by Mike (Gnar Gnar) Black's Pig project. The 4th will be for a large sculpture also which will be placed in a local dentist office. # 2 & 3 will get glass chopstick fins that I am about to mount today. More pics to follow.
Monday, March 15, 2010
Tuesday, March 9, 2010
Monday, March 8, 2010
I've been working for the last month on building a new counter for Heritage Surf Shop in Ocean City, NJ. The base display cabinets are built out and now I'm working on the counter tops. This top is inspired by the floors I helped Jim Hyde of Old School Hardwood Floors install in Steve and Cookies by the Bay in Margate, NJ. It is reminiscent of an old boat deck. The African Mahogany and Maple set themselves off very cool. Here are shots of the tops before coating them.
Saturday, March 6, 2010
Friday, February 26, 2010
Thursday, February 25, 2010
Here is the glue up for my OLC buddy Harry's alaia. Harry is the owner/roaster of Harry and Beans Coffee, yep, the guy that keeps me all coffeed up!