What an amazing experience this has been to collaborate on artwork with one of my all-time favorite superstar athletes, Kai Lenny!
I have known Kai since he was a young boy and watched him grow up to become a World Champion. He is truly an inspiration.
Suitably motivated, I joined forces with Kai. I was stimulated to develop a unique concept with my surfboard art, bringing the elements of his footprints and autograph, along with my design aesthetic, to life on a gorgeous aqua blue Gun Surfboard. The blue color represents the ocean, the green and white represent the movement in the waves of the sea. The shark is Kai's spirit animal. In the Polynesian culture, sharks represent power, strength and luck.
It has always been a dream of mine to give back, get involved, do something impactful with my art, and this is my something.
I am incredibly grateful to be able to work with Kai and Martin (Kai's dad). It's also been a wonderful, enlightening experience to share with the Surfrider facilitators. What a heartfelt, meaningful group of people. So far it has been a transcendent experience. The ingredients of Kai Lenny, Surfrider Foundation, and my art are combining to create something magical; much greater than the sum of the parts! Please enjoy and participate in this adventure! Buy great art, and raise money for Surfrider Foundation's mission of saving beaches, oceans, and ultimately, our planet.
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