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PADDLE HARD NO. 4

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PADDLE HARD NO. 4

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Paddle Hard No. 4 is the next life-size surfboard in a series built from recycled metal and other found objects. Paddle Hard No. 4 was given an industrial feel with a polished refinement. The design of this board is very different from my usual art style. Typically, I try to hide the welds so that the piece conveys an unforced organic feel; contrary, this sculpture openly displays every single weld becoming part of the rhythmic beauty of the board. The rough and rugged product was then covered in a high quality automotive clear coat, giving it that “wet” look. The end result allows the board to have a deep and translucent appearance that hopefully creates a mesmerizing draw.

The unseen structure was built from recycled scrap metal made into the close dimensions of a “California Gun” surfboard. It was then covered with over 520 hand cut pieces of recycled sheet metal that were given a chemical and torch patina before they were secured to the board. Each piece was layed out in a definitive non-symmetrical fashion as to not have any detectable pattern. Just like chess; most of the layout required 10 to 15 steps ahead before figuring out which piece was to be secured first. Each piece was then “tack” welded into place. The board is almost entirely made from recycled materials. Even the base is a thick piece of abused scrap metal that was cut into shape to form the anchor for the sculpture.

DIMENSIONS
7’ 8”’H x 23”W x 30”W Base

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For sale and on display at the Ritz-Carlton Laguna Niguel

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