Shane“Right when you think you have the ocean all figured out it changes your mind.”

Shane grew up in Pleasure Point, New Jersey. Surfing spawned an interest in bodysurfing nasty storm swells. He attended the Laguna College of Art and Design and was gracious enough to share some of his work with us.

"Painting waves started from the perspective as being on the board, now I've become more interested in painting everything going on in the water."

“Painting waves started from the perspective as being on the board, now I’ve become more interested in painting everything going on in the water.”

 

He began shaping his own handplanes and not long after began using the wood he was finding for his art as well.

He began shaping his own handplanes and not long after began using the wood he was finding for his art as well.

 

Bodysurfer in Space

“As an artist, bodysurfing is a beautiful thing to see. The surfer’s body is locked into the wave with no board in between.”

 

"In my artwork I want to keep searching and exploring the world of bodysurfing and everything else in our aquatic lives..."

“In my artwork I want to keep searching and exploring the world of bodysurfing and everything else in our aquatic lives…”

 

"A perfect day would be could be head high and glassy in New Jersey in the fall or diving for calico bass and sheepshead off of Catalina. Any day where I'm in the water longer than I'm on land, followed by a fire and some beers with good people."

“A perfect day would be could be head high and glassy in New Jersey in the fall or diving for calico bass and sheepshead off of Catalina. Any day where I’m in the water longer than I’m on land, followed by a fire and some beers with good people.”

 

For more information on Shane’s work, you can check out his website or email him at shanemcclatchey@lcad.edu

-EJ

Bodysurfing yarns woven 'tween crest & trough