Footwise Selects Surfboard Mosaics by Artist Philip Gütt for Window Gallery Show
CORVALLIS, OR - May 31, 2012 – June 27, 2012 - Artist Philip Gütt will display his mosaics created on recycled surfboards during the month of June in the sidewalk window gallery at Footwise.
Philip refers to his mosaic work as “painting with glass” and likens it to color therapy for the gray PNW winters, “saturating my mosaics with as much color as possible using the brightest glass I can find.”
His love for the ocean was cultivated in his early teens when he first started catching waves - first on belly and knee boards, and ultimately evolving into a fully upright surfer. His boards have a recurring theme that is apropos to the very unique substrate that he uses. “My one essential in creating new mosaics for my surfboards is that they include waves somewhere in the design,” said Philip. “Surfboards were created with one thing in mind - riding waves - and I’m always eager to come up with new designs that incorporate breaking waves in postcard perfect locations.”
Barbara Markoff, Corporate Art Consultant in San Diego said this about Philip’s work, “It is not only eye catching and beautifully executed, but he will custom create scenes for clients. The two pieces he created for my client (Huntington Beach Kaiser Permanente) surpassed my expectations, and my client could not have been happier with the results.”
“I’m really excited about exhibiting my work at Footwise,” commented Philip. “Their Window Gallery is a wonderful venue that provides a lot of exposure to the Corvallis downtown community as well as folks who just happen to be cruising by on foot, skateboard, bicycle or woody.”
Surfboard Mosaics at Footwise will take place in the Footwise Artists’ Window (East Facing Window) 301 SW Madison, Corvallis, Oregon from May 31 through June 27, 2012. For further information about Philip Gütt’s work, please visit his website at www.surfboardmosaics.com or facebook at www.facebook.com/
High Resolution Images: http://surfboardmosaics.com/