We've all been blessed to know Randy as an artist, snowboarder, surfer and friend for quite a while. He's got balance dialed in every aspect of his life, especially surfing and skateboardng. But the earthly balance Randy aspires to is expressed best in his diverse artwork, commonly combining the opposing forces of nature (the organic) and technology (the man-made) into line, shape and color.
There is no better example of this achievement of harmony than Randy's most recent works, the Balance Ballads. These are modern, almost robotic, hieroglyphic shapes burned into raw wood with talent and flow. Randy's inspiration came from hours of working in the Grain Surfboards shop, building custom wooden surfboards that would soon be harnessing the power of water and swell on the world's oceans.
Randy recently had an art opening in our old home of Burlington, Vermont where he showcased his Balance Ballads to friends and newcomers from all over New England. The show was a success and was recently covered by Future Snowboarding magazine. You can read their article on the show here.
Grain Surfboards is now offering custom wood-burning artwork on any of our customer's boards built in our shop. Randy can custom design a piece of artwork that will not only personalize your board, but also give it a timeless artistic quality that no other surfboard in the world will have.
Let us know if you're interested in the opportunity to have custom woodburning techniques used to personalize your Grain Surfboard. It's another distinctive feature of wooden surfboards that we believe elevates these boards from the everyday boards on the beach.