Reef Finds: Mask 1 by Mark Ley
Reef Finds: Mask 1 by Mark Ley

Reef Finds: Mask 1 by Mark Ley

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Acrylic on paper

14" h x 11" w image matted at 20" h x 16" w 

Growing up on Hawaii Island, Mark Ley has spent every spare moment in the ocean. Diving, surfing and exploring. When his daughter came along, he shared his love of the ocean with her and over the years, his ohana developed their own form of treasuring hunting. They scour the reefs and beaches, gathering the bits and pieces left behind by other ocean explorers. Surfboard fins, stuck in the reefs, became a favorite find along with other objects of human life. 

But collecting them wasn’t enough.

These reclaimed pieces are then used to create one-of-a-kind works of art using a modern interpretation of the ancient art form of Gyotaku. Using acrylic paints and carefully constructed color palettes, Mark dips his reef finds into the paint and then presses it onto paper—memorializing the piece, the special time with his family, and cleaning the reefs—all while providing us with original works of abstract art.

 

Quality. Beauty.

The quest for mastery.

These are the things I look for from the artists I choose to share with you.

When you make a purchase, you know you're buying innovative, original works from Hawaii's master artists.

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