I used a Keahou surfboard 7 feet 5 inches long. A Keahou is a very tough, yet light and extremely buoyant board that was made in the 1950’s. It has a pronounced nose and tail, with a rounded bottom contour.
Keahous were popular for a lot of things, but most notably for ikebana flower arrangement.
They were used to hold fresh cut flowers, or dry flowers that could be arranged into Ikebana ikebana style of flower arrangement.
The board I’m using is made of Philippine mahogany and still has some original fiberglass cloth on it –
In the early 1960s, art dealer Tita Kaye gave a solo exhibition of paintings by Agnes Martin to poet and publisher George Whitman. In addition to the show, she invited Whitman to visit her Palm Springs home, known as “Indian Canyon,” where–over glasses of wine–she suggested that he consider publishing a book by David McIntosh. Whitman readily agreed, and in…
The painting depicts a Northern California Coast scene with a sailboat in the foreground and a pier in the background. The time of day is close to sunset according to the artist, who wanted to capture a moment when both warm and cool colors are present together at that time of day. The work was completed on location while traveling…
This painting brings out the true beauty of nature, a flower arrangement that can be seen as a stairway to heaven. This type of flower arrangement is called “Kengai”, which means “hanging” in Japanese, and consists of hanging flowers from vines or branches.
Sacramento river is a part of the Sacramento river watershed, which covers an area measuring 9,556 square kilometers in Northern California. It is 530km in length and runs from the Sierra Nevada range to its mouth at San Francisco Bay. As a life source for millions of people it’s been dubbed “the American Nile”. In the past it was one…