1.31.2007





Top: from sam weber

Bottom: from kozyndan

I have to start this blog with the topic of waves and surfing. 10 years ago, when I was still living in Taipei, I probably would never believe that one day I would surf in the water. I want to celebrate the birth of this blog with this brand new activity in my life.
yes, I was scared most of time, I felt like being drawn to a endless hole but I was thrilled at the same time. when I was struggling with the waves, all these graphic images flooding in my brain. I became obsessed with visual expression of waves and how these interesting artworks connected to my perception of the waves.

One day, we were in the county line (Ventura and LA). The waves were violent and harsh. I barely could stay on the board. Every time the waves came hitting on my neck and face, the illustrations of Sam Weber came out. That day's waves are like these curly, moving tree trunk. Unbeatable!! Totally frustrated, I never made it beyond the white water.
The second morning, we went to El Porto, oh, yeh,.. The waves were so soft, tender and consistent. It brought back all the confidence. And then this “ rabbit jumping” waves of this Hokusai-like painting from
Kozyndan was popping out in my brain,…so I marked that waves as “ stuffed rabbit falling waves”.

CL doesn’t think I can call myself a surfer, I probably don’t really care about the sport, but I do enjoy all these excitements brought to me by the nature and simply the joy of hanging out with friends in the water!!

5 comments:

intervaldesign said...

hmm...we should go 3 times a week from now on.

Jennifer Wang said...

it's good to have a place sharing your life with friends and family.

Surfing? I do surfing too.....................................................................................on the internet.

hahaha

Jennifer

昭翎 said...

new surfer, new blogger. It's a good start!!

how interesting, Taiwan is an island in the pacific, but we never go surf....

Jennifer Wang said...

hey... is 昭翎 the one we both knew from college?
If yes, it's really amazing. We are all blogging together.

Jenny Chen said...

Yu-I, we almost lost contact.....thank for the internet.....that can sort of knowing how your life is going....I love your blog....but i really don't understand how it works....