I always search for a narrative to go with my artwork. Wether it's a personal experience I have somewhere, or an interesting story I come across. And all the content in the artwork for the skis comes from things I've seen in nature.
Two of the designs are expressive of the shapes and patterns I observed on my travels this spring. A contrast of natural and man made objects, rhythmic patterns, and exotic forms that represent the organised chaos of the environment.
The Ambit ski manifested from a story I read concerning the natural disaster in Japan. Thousands of birds were killed by the giant waves that were triggered from the tsunami onto the Midway Atoll in Hawaii. The fragmented detail in this art represents the debris that was carried in with the waves, and the birds featured are the two main species caught in the disaster; the Laysan Albatross, and the Bonin Petrel.
“Even though there is a fragility to life, there is also strength in it's regeneration”