australian artist Claire Marie is to “reduce the number of old surfboards that end up in landfill, one work of art at a time.” Her sustainable creative practice uses fiberglass surfboards discarded as backdrops for incredible paintings of the ocean.
Each finished piece offers a glimpse of a special aquatic retreat. “Using surfboards as a canvas allows me to paint large works of art like seascapes while relaxing my passion for detail work,” explains Claire Marie at My Modern Met. While some of his designs depict the crashing ocean waves, others capture life underwater or even tropical islands.
“It’s the small details of the artwork that make each surfboard ordered unique and personal, but the surfboard itself also holds its own memories of the time it spent in the waves,” continues -she. “On the back of each board is a small handwritten note that gives a little insight into the history of the board and the work of art.” In addition to recycling the materials found, Claire Marie also offsets the carbon emissions from surfboards shipped overseas by planting native trees.
You can keep up to date with Claire Marie’s latest projects by following the artist on Instagram and Facebook.
Australian artist Claire Marie creates exquisite paintings of the ocean on fiberglass surfboards.
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