Sophie Tivona Fishy Handplane
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This fish-shaped handplane is part of our Ventana Handplane Artist Project collection. It's a performance, bodysurfing art-piece that features detailed, watercolor art on both sides painted by the incredibly talented, Sophie Tivona.
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Sophie is an illustrator and watercolor painter living in Oakland, CA. She grew up wandering in gardens around the Bay Area and dreaming of flowers, rocks, soil, and water. She was raised by her single mother who has been a professional gardener her whole life. Sophie has always loved to create paper products, and she would find quiet spaces in the yard to make little treasures. She has followed a meandering path to find her way to a career in illustration, and she’s overjoyed to share her love of nature through painting. Watercolor is her muse, and she used that medium here to paint the halibut chasing anchovies. She loves the unpredictable, unforgiving qualities of watercolor. It is her daily joy to harness the wildness of the medium and reveal its delicacy and strength.
The wood is spruce from Santa Cruz Guitar Company production offcuts. We glassed it with Entropy Resins, a bio-based epoxy, and Aerialite Surf Glass. The hand strap is nylon and adjustable. It is covered with neoprene from a Buell Wetsuit, and the wood is shaped with our unique, ergonomic hand fit. The hardware is solid brass. As with all Ventana handplanes, this one floats so you can easily pass it between friends in the waves.
It comes with a free cinch sack made by Sagebrush Boardbags from coffee bags and remnant fabrics.
Shaped, finished, and designed in Santa Cruz, California by master artisan, Martijn Stiphout
Dimensions: 13" x 8.25" x 3/4"
Weight: 1.3 pounds
All Ventana Handplanes are ECOBOARD Project Gold Level Verified by SustainableSurf.org!
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