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3.1.10

BH.net: surf art, surf life - not so unlike a day in old town Vilnius

The diversity of our content, the disparity between two individual experiences can be made so much more profound by comparing two. Just two.

1. Corinne Conover sent us this interview and simultaneously summed up what BH is all about. Life. Art. Location.
An interview with California-native artist and surfer, Bob Phillips (pictured right).

CC: Do you see your passion for surfing as an art form or more of a sport?
BP: My passion is surfing and painting. One drives the other.

CC
: Looking at your work gets us ready for summer. Your latest painting at the Point reminds me of weekends down in Surfside and Turtle Bay. What places inspired you to create "Surf Art?"
BP: Wife and I have lived near the beach all of our lives. My inspiration comes from the local area in Huntington Beach, California.
Read "Bob Phillips: Surf Art" >>


2. New contributor, Robert Strasser, sent us something quite... different. From across the globe. From crumbling ruins. From the ash heaps of history.
The castle on a hill. I'm on the Pied Piper's trail. A parade of children causes me to slow, but what else am I doing, so I just take in the tranquil green shade and leisurely trudge up the stone walkway to the ruins. A beggar has claimed her spot by the rail. Her kerchief flat on the ground ready for deposits. Near the top a young Kenny G sits waiting for royalties.
Read "Vilnius" >>

And yet how funny it is, really. How highlighting differences always allows the similarities to appear. Bob Phillips paints pictures on canvases. Robert Strasser paints pictures with words. California living is the supreme of chilling out; Strasser's beer-buzzed trance through Vilnius might give Cali a run for its money. And something about age...

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