Blue orb. "A true gentleman smells of the sea." Original watercolor and ink on paper by Olivia Joffrey. Signed and numbered on reverse in series of 20 per title.
Art measures 7” x 9.5” and professionally framed in simple white wood with backing paper and wire (frame measures 9.5" x 12".)
In the summer of 2020 I acquired 200 vintage surf magazines from James O’Mahoney, legendary skateboarder, surfer, publisher, and founder of the (now shuttered) Santa Barbara Surf Museum. In studying the magazines, I was struck by the ocean as depicted through film rather than digital photography. Each orb is a study of these blues, which is then paired with a short prose vignette that speaks to my affection for coastal California.