Ithaka's The Reincarnation Of A Surfboard
An exhibit of contemporary sculptures created from recycled surfboards

ONE NIGHT ONLY | Friday October 11th 2013 6-9pm

@ Hurley Town Hall
1945 Placentia Ave | Costa Mesa 92627 | CA, USA

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Sponsored by Hurley and Don Sebastiani & Sons
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California-born Renaissance man: Ithaka, is back from the jungles of Brazil for this one-night-only event.  Exhibited worldwide, and now here at Hurley Town Hall, The Reincarnation of a Surfboard features Ithaka’s unique practice of recycling destroyed surfboards into surreal, other worldly sculptures.
Talking to Ithaka about his life and travels, you begin to appreciate the work as a sort of 3D field guide to the creatures he encounters in his exploration of alien and exotic landscapes.  His sculptures are offerings of gratitude to the ocean, surfing, the environment.  He has developed and perfected a technique that manages to reference the original life of the boards, while giving them a second chance as striking, unique works of sculpture.
The pieces have a tremendously attractive tactile quality, with texture and finish landing somewhere between hard candy and a galactic hot rod paint job.  A look and effect similar to grandiose fishing lures, the works literally draw viewers in.  With nearly 25 years worth of gorgeous, glittering sculptures, copies of Ithaka’s latest musical release, and complimentary beverages, the only thing guests will have to worry about is trying not to touch the artwork.

California | USA

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