ASB MAGAZINE: With a lifetime love affair with the ocean Sydney based artist James Robinson (Dolsen) will be showcasing his unique style of artwork and woodworking. Handmade wooden surfboards & paddles inspired by the traditional Hawaiian surf craft known as Paipo’s & Alaia’s adorned with illustrative detailed artwork burnt into the fibres of the wood in a hand drawn process called “Pyrography”
The “VESSEL” exhibition will revolve around a single Paulownia timber log. This tree stood for many years in northern NSW coastal region of Byron Bay on a plantation and was planted, selected, felled & milled by members of the same family with over five generations wood milling in their blood and a vision of a sustainable resourced future.
Each slab (or blank) cut from this log has been carefully selected, then shaped and reformed into a piece of art work, the grain of each piece one of a kind, featuring accents of recycled and repurposed timber some of which is over 100 years old.
Visually the artwork will draw the viewer in, the curves and tapered outlines of the boards and paddles will engage the mind.
Over the last 5 years James’ artwork has graced galleries around the globe in Hawaii, Mainland USA, Japan & Australia.
Growing up in Clovelly and Bronte, it is a true homecoming for this local artist.
Bondi offers the perfect backdrop to showcase the “VESSEL” exhibition, with its iconic location and spirit of Aloha. Truly not to be missed!
Supporting Event Partner: Coopers Brewery
// VESSEL // SEA : ART : LIFE
– Saturday 23rd February
– 5pm till 10pm
– 100 Brighton Boulevard, North Bondi.