The Reincarnation of a Surfboard

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Official poster of The Reincarnation Of A Surfboard exhibit hosted by The Camp in Costa Mesa, California (2010). Sculpture shown, "Ravensplice II"

The Reincarnation of a Surfboard is a body of sculpture work created by Ithaka (contemporary artist, musician, photographer, writer and surfer). The project, which began in 1989 consist of approximately three-hundred wall-mounted sculptures that have been made using recycled surfboards as raw building material. The series to date has been exhibited on four continents (Asia, Europe, North America, South America). The most recent solo exhibitions of these works were mesa hosted by Gallery WOA-Way Of Arts in Cascais, Portugal in December 2012, by Hurley International in Costa Mesa, California in October 2013 and F+ Gallery in Santa Ana in February 2015.[1][2]

In December 2012 during an interview piece regarding his solo showing of surfboard sculptures at Gallery WOA in Lisbon, Fuel TV Europe (a popular action sports channel) declared Ithaka Darin Pappas as "The Godfather of Contemporary Surf Art".[3]

Solo exhibitions[edit]

Group exhibitions[edit]

Book appearances[edit]


  • 2006 On the Road to Ithaka - A documentary about the artist directed by Susanna Lira. Winner of the Best Script Award[14] at the FATU[15] Film Festival, Sao Paulo Brazil

TV features[edit]

Magazine, newspaper, and web features[edit]

  • 2013 The Orange County Register - "Broken Boards Given New Life As Art" by Laylan Connelly[5]
  • 2013 Jornal I - "Ithaka Is Also Mad" by Beatriz Silva (May 4, 2013)[9]
  • 2012 Surf Portugal Magazine - "Pranchas Renascidas" by Susana Santos
  • 2012 Onfire Magazine (Portugal)
  • 2012 Visão Magazine (Portugal) "Pranchas De Surf Reencarnadas Como Art" by João Paulo Vieira
  • 2012 Fluir Magazine (Brazil) "Miscelania" by Alessandro de Toni
  • 2010 The Huffington Post - "Surf's Up And Get Creative!" by Lauren Selman[1]


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