Aloha friends! I am stoked to introduce my marine life art collection called "True Locals". I am in the ocean most days either surfing or paddleboarding. The ocean is my refuge, my church, my meeting place and my workout space. I have always told fellow surfers that the marine life we encounter are the "true locals". We humans are guests and should act with respect to our hosts. We all have a responsibility to protect and preserve the oceans, our coastlines and their inhabitants. This special collection features a lot of the California marine life I have encountered since I started surfing in the mid 70's.
I create each detailed sculpture using a metal and resin technique I developed. It looks exactly like a bronze metal casting. The backgrounds are sections of a California Channel Islands nautical map. An area where all these beautiful animals roam. Shows both the common name and the animals scientific name.
Some proceeds from every sale go to support the Huntington/Seal Beach Surfrider chapter.