Giclee Print on Canvas
Printed locally in the beautiful Comox Valley on acid free museum quality canvas, hand wrapped with care, and UV clear coated to keep your colours vibrant for 150+ years.
All custom wood frames are lovingly hand made from salvaged wood found locally in the Comox Valley on Vancouver Island, British Columbia. Driftwood is gathered from beaches, dried and milled, and Red Cedar is hand picked from waste piles at a local Cedar mill.
The West Coast Story
I’ve always seen surfing as the greatest metaphor for life. It teaches hard work, determination, practice, patience, and most importantly an ability to connect with the cycles, rhythms and energy of mother earth. In doing this we find our higher selves, cleanse, and wash away what isn’t serving us. In the ocean, we must learn to be the observer, and flow with it in an effortless dance, never trying to control or fight it. This sea of nothingness where it all began, has been my home, my temple, my classroom and my medicine since birth. It’s an ever-changing world, stormy and calm, playful and dangerous, cold and warm, dark and inviting. Surfing is much more than a sport and that’s what makes it so difficult yet so rewarding. Humanity finds itself paddling out through set after set, getting pounded and sucked under over and over, because those few seconds of freedom, balance, joy and mindfulness transcends our domesticated personas. Each new swell offers the opportunity of remembrance, as we flow once again with the life force. Looking deep inside ourselves, we are 70% ocean, which creates a blank canvas for this positive life energy to stick to. This painting embodies the deep love of these two oceans coming together at dusk, when the physical melts into the formless and the heart of the universe sets behind a soul released.