Thursday, June 9, 2016

Surfboard Collaboration Between Nic Lamb and Artist Mambo Raises Money for Charity

A big-time surfing pro and a famous French artist aren't the first people to come to mind when you think of likely collaborations. But that is exactly what happened between surfer, Nic Lamb, and artist, Mambo. The two were introduced by a mutual friend in Venice Beach and after some discussion, decided they wanted to work together on a project to raise money for charity.

At the inaugural event, Mambo did a live painting on a window to promote his painting on a surfboard belonging to Nic Lamb. The surfboard sold for $9,000. This surfboard is meant to be the first of many they will auction off for charity. Lamb hasn't picked specific charities yet, but he knows he wants the money to go to ocean conservation.
According to an article on the collaboration by Dashel Pierson, Mambo wants to turn Lamb himself into a work of art. He is creating a wet suit for Lamb to wear and a number of big wave guns for Lamb to ride. Mambo says Lamb will be,
"Art in motion...We want Nic to become an art piece. I’m just waiting for that moment when he’s on that big wave."
Mambo is known for his distinctive style of abstract shapes and bright red color, fusing different eras of art. He inspiration for Lamb's suit and surfboards is Dazzle Camouflage, a disorienting stripe pattern popular in the military after WWI. Surely this collaboration is going to draw some extra attention to Lamb besides his impressive surfing accomplishments and hopefully raise some money for a good cause.

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