by Michelle Michalak August 06, 2018

Who Knew? Not only is bodysurfer Mark Cunningham a talented waterman, he's also an excellent artist. 

For many years Mark has been finding and collecting buried treasures from the ocean floor, which inspired creating art from his finding 6 years ago. 
Mentored by John Koga, one of Hawai‘i’s best and most established artists, Mark has been exhibiting around both Hawaii and the mainland since 2015. In May Mark's show titled "Under The Sea"  came to Leucadia California, and I was able to view his work first hand. 

From watches covered in barnacles, calcified cameras, and single fins mounted on drift wood, Mark did a magnificent job of bringing new live to the once lost & discarded.  Each piece was also cleverly named, like "Tri-Tip" for a 3 single swim fins, and "Bottom Time" for lost watches. 

He intention behind his art is to "Convey the passage of time. We should all get busy pursuing whatever passions we have while we’re still able. SURF WHILE YOU CAN.  All these manmade objects were shiny and new and cutting edge at one time—now they’ve simply ended up at the bottom of the sea."

Bodysurfer Mark Cunningham Art

See where Mark will Exhibit next HERE→

Michelle Michalak
Michelle Michalak

Michelle's diploma reads BA Psychology with a minor in English, and her license plate reads #CaliforniaDreaming4Life. She begin her career in the NYC fashion industry working with fashion and internet pioneer, Bluefly.com However, due the constant "nagging" of her entrepreneurial spirit, her crush on surfing, and hardcore love for the ocean, she chosen to call San Diego home for the past 10 years. On the west coast she 's chased waves & enlightenment working alongside "Gurus" in the online marketing & personal development industries. It in May 2012 she found her true Zen & Stoke, and joined the Slyde Handboards Team.


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