Story Stick: Sunrise by Carol BennettRegular price $24,000.00
Shellac, india ink, acrylic, oil, spray enamel, block printing ink, & art resin on wood panel
108" h x 36" w (three sections)
The Story Sticks: by Carol Bennett
It occurred to me that surfing, like other daily practices, is always the same yet always different. Conditions, the tide, vibe in the water, and time of day vary–actually the only thing that is consistent is the surfboard itself, and if that surfboard could talk it would have stories to tell.
This is one of my three monolithic “Story Stick” triptychs, that I made anticipating my room at the Surfing Hawaii Exhibition, at the Maui Cultural Center.
My son rides a $100 Costco Wave Storm, which I used for my template, so what you see is true to size. While I used a multitude of processes and materials, I wanted the dominate hit to be graphic. I carved big linoleum blocks, and a polka dot roller, my intent was to have patterning that is reminiscent of old school Hawaiian shirts and surf posters: Tommy Bahama meets Endless Summer.