Integrity : Flower of Life

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Designing my own board graphics is always one of my greatest design challenges and some of the most rewarding work I have ever created. It’s not just a board, it’s my board and it will hang on my wall years past my time on the water. It can’t just have a monkey on it because I think they are cute. It has to represent me and tell some piece of my story. Every time the project arises I spend months hammering my brain for my next genius idea… The genius idea always comes out of left field, when I’m driving in the middle of nowhere, jamming to some random song or halfway through shampooing my hair…

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The ‘Flower of Life’ is a tattoo I have been highly considering, it didn’t happen before summer, so I decided in the meantime it should live on the board I ride everyday. What is the Flower of Life? It is the pattern in the center of the dream catcher, a pattern I have become infatuated with…

The Flower of Life is a symbol of sacred geometry, said to contain ancient, religious value depicting the fundamental forms of space and time. In this sense, it is a visual expression of the connections life weaves through all sentient beings. It is an akashic information system; meaning it contains records of all that was, all that is, and all that will be. The symbol can be found in manuscripts, temples and art throughout cultures around the world.

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But I couldn’t just have this Flower of Life. Is it wrapped around some tree roots? How could I blend it into something more? I recently started making dream catcher necklaces. And why not the dream catcher? Pretty much sums up my last 8 years of being in FL, and my transition of moving back to Tahoe, in my next phase of life, chasing the next dream. I moved to FL at the ripe age of 17 with big dreams, I’ve accomplished them and so much more. What’s next?

A compass leads the way at the top of the board. I still don’t know my Left from Right, and as I child I always thought whatever direction I was facing must be North. If I’m going to catch my dreams, I better not get too lost…

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There’s a bird flying over the sun at the bottom of the board. This was based off a painting my Grandfather Poppy drew. He was passionate about all the beautiful things in life. He was an artist, an architect, and as far as I knew, a magician. He passed away a few years ago and I have been trying to figure out how to include his influence in my board graphics since.

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The board above is a special edition, production model may not be fully transparent… Get your hands on one at Integrity-Wake.com

omne quod est, omne quod erat, omne quod erit   //  all that was, all that is, and all that will be

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3 Generations: The Grandma Board ’09-10 /  The Queen of Hearts ’11-’12  /  The Flower of Life ’13