Tuesday, March 16, 2010
El Mar openingo!
The opening night for El Mar Mi Alma at Retrospect Galleries Byron Bay. Was cool. All the heads were there and it was nice seeing the mix of painting, photography and history on the walls. I was a happy artist because one of my bigger pieces 'hometree' sold as soon as the doors opened...so now I can buy more canvas and paint. All had fun and then afterwards I went over the road to the Byron Community centre and watched The Sea of Darkness. It's the dark story of the early days of the G-Land surf camp in Java Indonesia. I was interested because I first went there in 1988 when I was 17, just ten years after it was discovered by Mike Boyum. One night while in bed at G-Land I overheard some old guys talking about a surf spot called Desert Point. I snuck down my ladder and from a distance managed to get a photo of the mud map they were checking out. I went there the next year and camped in a fishermans hut for 2 weeks. 5 of us enjoyed the best barrels of our lives.
Hewy looking, Al Knost kicking
Simmons inspired wood and waves
by Ryan Heywood