Sculpted Surfboard Gallery
“The sculptures are the fulfillment of my personal desire to reuse surfboards to honor and to acknowledge their previous importance to the owner while creating a new artistic statement.“
From vintage surfboards made 50 years ago by master board builders in the 1960s to today’s modern surfboards, John chooses to begin with only the most eye pleasing hull designs. His process includes bringing the body back to original structural condition and then redesigning the interior of the board, its foam core, by cutting and hand carving that portion into a new mosaic or form. The process then moves to application of coatings, color and artistic finishes, accent inlays of gold leafing, papers, mirrors, fabrics, stonework, tile, exotic woods or glass. John uses as many different material techniques and tools as needed to create his vision for each.
For a brief history of the cultural aspects of the surfboard, click here.