Sublimis ab unda, ‘raised from the waves,” describes my work and my lifelong passion for surfing. Nature tosses her own work in my path out at remote beaches, tumbled logs or stones. Then I put the piece through the mill of my mind and hands, trying to lift out the curves suggested already by the waves and wind, the spiritual powers behind those. I try to be a conduit to those forces and uphold what’s already beautiful.