Artist Susan Wickstrand and Art Brewer collaboration

8 06 2010

Documenting a few moments with artist Susan Wickstrand and legendary photographer Art Brewer. For their collaborative project, Art provided the primary images which Susan then collages with additional images, layers of paint, and finally an encaustic wax treatment. Featured subjects include Indonesia, Hawaii, and surfers such as Gerry Lopez and Dave Rastovich. The images, although iconic in and of themselves, are transformed as the pieces become complex visual narratives. These shots were taken in Art’s studio as he and Susan both “initial” each piece with their thumbprint and signature on verso.

Art initials "Pipe Dreams" featuring his photo of Gerry Lopez

Art's "initials"

signed verso

Susan and Art... stoked!

two thumbs up

"Soliloquy , Rasta in Indo" finished piece © Susan Wickstrand, Rasta and shadow puppets photo © Art Brewer

"Hynson in Hollister" © Susan Wickstrand... dragonfly and photograph of Ron Stoner image hanging in frame © Art Brewer





Sacred Craft Surfboard Expo

13 10 2009

This weekend was the Sacred Craft surfboard Expo at the Del Mar Fairgrounds. The show was all about the surfboard and Dick Brewer, who is considered by many to be one of the most influential surfboard shapers of all time. Pat Rawson took the win in the Shape Off Challenge, beating out four other master shapers who also attempted to replicate one of Brewer’s boards circa 1972-73. Thanks to Scott Bass for producing a great show. A whole lot of stoke going on!

Dick Brewer and Pat Rawson

Dick Brewer and Pat Rawson

Mike Hynson

Mike Hynson

Robert August

Robert August

Dick

the guru

check

Dick's original shape

surf history

surf history

fins

fins

gloss coats

gloss coats

Bill Stewart

Bill Stewart

Jeff Clark

Jeff Clark

reno

Reno Abellira