WEST SIDE BACKWASH
7 1/2"H x 44"W x 9 1/2"D
If the path of a wave is interrupted by a steep obstruction, it changes course and heads back out to sea. As it flows towards the incoming waves, it collides with the next wave in the set, to form a dramatic backwash. In his Backwash series, JP depicts the instant before the two waves meet. JP has fond memories of growing up learning to surf in the backwash on the south shore of Oahu.
Two separate hand blown pieces.
Photos by: Aaron Leitz