What if you spent every day looking for One Beautiful Thing?

Doing the Wave


Johny Surf Art

Since I’m back to work and missing the beach, today’s artist is a reminder of the sea breezes I left behind in Fire Island. Portugese artist Johny Surf Art sculpts waves of gypsum (the main ingredient in plaster) on driftwood he finds along the beach. He describes the pieces as “a blend of Surf and Art, feelings and memories,” and that’s how they strike me, too. There’s something so peaceful about them, so pleasing and soothing, I just want to dive in. An avid surfer as well as an artist, Johny clearly has a special relationship with the ocean he loves. And each of his works is completely one-of-a-kind, like the waves that inspire them.

“When I hold a wave, it reminds me that we can only be happy by doing what we love and that’s the only way.”

You can see more of Johny’s work on his website, Facebook, and Instagram.

All images property of Johny Surf Art.

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Author: Donna from MyOBT

I have committed to spending part of every day looking for at least one beautiful thing, and sharing what I find with you lovelies!

23 thoughts on “Doing the Wave

  1. I like the ones in the frames. It’s like the waves are moving from one reality to another.

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  2. amazing …….unbeliveable…

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  3. Wow! That’s quite creative!

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  4. These do have a calming effect! Takes you right to the ocean! I especially like the one in the black frame. It reminds me of a similarly shaped thing from years ago that had water and sand in it that–when tilted from one side/end to another–would create waves and sand patterns

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  5. I love the “feel” of these. ~~dru~~

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  6. Love this work, Donna. My favourite is the one on the second photo. In the frame the effect is peaceful and powerful.

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  7. These are very cool. They are dramatic and yet calming at the same time.

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  8. beautiful & absolutely creative.

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