Having grown up in Hawaii, I spent many hours at the beaches, surfing, swimming and just watching the way the interplay of light and color transformed the quality and mood of the day. It was only natural for me to want to capture that movement in my art. When I first imagined the work, my focus was on the waves. I spent days filming waves at all hours looking to find the light and movement I was looking for.
At any one point you can see over 100 different layers, animated components and effects all incorporated into the finished painting. For example, each of the palm trees have separate trunks and leaves, and each of these elements are animated individually, choreographed with the other moving elements, all combining to bring the natural rhythmic movements we see in the world.