|flags belong to the skies|
Dimensions: 5'6 x 18 1/4 x 2 1/16
[Completed in August 2014]
The story: I can just copy and paste the same story over and over: "Vincent, my husband is a surf maniac. For instance, in 2014 he surfed more than 365 times… Therefore he uses a lot of boards. A lot. And he always wants new models I create for other customers."
This board is a bit special though. This one was a group order from some of our friends who wanted to give Vincent a surfboard for his 40th birthday. He knew I was shaping him a new surfboard as he always wants to closely supervise the shape/dimensions. However I plotted with our friends so that they would all sign a piece of rice paper I could apply on the board under the glass. That autographed rice paper is what they gave him on his birthday as a surprise. And he was surprised!
The shape: Vincent requested the V-epic model created for Nicole (see her first V-epic here, and her second V-epic here). All the dimensions were tightly adjusted for him. With a 1/16 of inch precision. If you know Vincent, you know I am not kidding...
The artwork: because Vincent has Basque origins, his 40th birthday party theme was a reenactment of the "Fetes de Bayonne", a traditional party time in July in Bayonne. For this reason, the artwork I picked for his birthday gift was simply the Basque Country flag. The simplistic design was ideal to host the multiple signatures from the gift donors.