Personal Container Management

Came across these amazing shots from the 80's on an interesting site called You could be forgiven for thinking these are clever examples of Photoshop par excellence – but they’re not. They were published in the Nautical Institute’s “Seaways” magazine in January 2006 with the following caption:
“‘These remarkable photos were taken in the 1980s, when a liner company called Unicom operated a service to Moroni, Comoros Islands. At the time, this was the only means of getting the containers ashore.”
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New collaborative Zine with Ryan Beavers

Just released a new zine with my pal Ryan Beavers, its a double sided deal with each of us taking a half and meeting in the middle. These are all signed, an edition of 100.   You can pick up a copy at these fine establishments: if you want it shipped to you, at RVCA on Haight street if you are in San Francisco, or at Oakland Surf Club in the East Bay.
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Museo Diego Rivera Anahuacalli

The next of the Clipperton Project's art events will be kicking off this thursday Feb 21st in Mexico City at the Museo Diego Rivera Anahuacalli. Check here for info on the event. Shown here is the painting I just finished and sent down for the show. ("The Albatross and the Container" Ink on Paper 45x45", 2013) The show will be up through May and includes some great work from some of the talented participants that joined on our journey to Clipperton Atoll last spring.

Jack O’neill 60th Anniversary Tour

JackOneill   In November the annual Cold Water Classic surf contest was happening in Santa Cruz, CA.  Along with it came the final show for an around the globe traveling art show that O'neill put together to celebrate 60 years since Jack started the wetsuit company. I was lucky enough to get this painting accepted into the show and I got down to SC for the event to celebrate Jack. The evening was a ton of fun, with lots of pro surfers among the crowd, partying on what was a down day for the contest due to small waves.

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I was so happy that Jack's daughter ended up purchasing the painting as a gift for her dad. She was kind enough to ask me bring it to his amazing house perched on Pleasure Point. Jack, now about 90 years young, was sharp as a tack and so kind, chatting about surf spots, art, and the old days in San Francisco. Normally I would not talk about someone who purchased a painting, but I had to make an exception in this case.  What an amazing man, and for those who do not know, this guy INVENTED THE WETSUIT! Wow.

The Spanglish Armada at Establish SF

Goofy title, serious show...well sort of. If you live out in the beautiful Sunset District of San Francisco, you must go check out your new neighborhood store Establish. The lovely ladies that put this place together have gathered goods from tons of local artists and craftsmen. From hand-made jewelry and wood workings, to recycled skateboard things and surf collectables; they've got it all there and more. I covered their walls with paintings, a few photos, and my etched glass "shipping containers" arrangement is hangin in the window. Go say hello, they're good people. Thanks to all who came out to the opening last weekend, it was a lot of fun meeting everyone, I think you win coolest community in SF.

Back from another great fishing season

Well it was a great salmon season, as I can feel by the carpal tunnel in my wrists still. This magazine cover shows myself and my longtime pal/crewmate Conor Kelly, doing our thing.  Our Graveyard Point neighbor, the talented Corey Arnold, was kind enough to use this shot for Pacific Fishing magazine. Keep a heads up for Corey's show this fall in Portland, which will be focusing on our fishing community at Graveyard! Also, things really seem to be heating up on the Pebble Mine issue up there. Which if you havn't heard, would put a massive strip mine directly in front of the spawning grounds of the Kvichak river (the district where I fish) and others. Please check out this video that Frontline has put together to educate folks on the situation. They point out it may be the greatest ecological battle of our time.

Back in SF, crunch time!

Well I made it back to the good ol US of A after a nice stint down in Mexico. The trip to Clipperton went well, there were all sorts of amazing moments, I'd love to spend hours uploading photos to show you, but I have no time! My solo show in May at Gallery Hijinks will be here soon, so for now its crunch time. Check in soon for updates on the show and I promise to get more Clipperton info up soon! The French watch way too much TV