Aina (2017) (Limited Edition)

This surfboard carving represents the time I've spent in the mountains and valleys of Hawaii admiring the flora and fauna of this paradise we call home. 

Original carved from full surf board

84" x 18"



Available at Bill Wyland Galleries


This carving and its counterpart, Kai, began life as surfboards riding the waves of the north shore of Oahu.  Ruben states: "When I got them there days of surfing were over, but their time as works of art had just begun.  The process of turning a surfboard into a gallery quality piece of art began many years ago when I found a broken board in my yard I decided to try and make something with it and after that day I have been creating my own tools and techniques to bring to life this Hawaiian art form.  Since those days, my carvings have hung in galleries all over Hawaii and been sold to customers all over the world including making the trophies for the Hawaiian Pro and Vans Triple Crown Champion trophy."

Aina and Kai were created to represent the natural beauty of Hawaii and the time Ruben spent hiking mountain trails and submerged beneath the waves.  


When complete, the original carvings were sent to a fine art foundry on the mainland.  Molds were cast so that and reproductions can be created. These limited edition reproductions are made from a heavy duty resin and once cleaned and primed, Ruben hand paints each one (no two are the same) making each piece an original painting.