Artist Erik Abel has created the original artwork for the SurfAid Cup Malibu, which took place in Malibu, California earlier in September. The original art was donated to the event, but prints are available to buy, with 20% of every sale going to SurfAid International. The prints are priced at $25.00 (USD). Limited edition of 500. 24×36 inches. Offset lithograph on glossy heavyweight paper. Hand signed and numbered by artist Erik Abel.
All funds raised go towards building stronger communities in the Mentawai, Nias, Telos and Banyak Islands, off Sumatra, Indonesia.
Go here to purchase a print: www.abelarts.com/store/prints/surfaid-cup-malibu-print
Erik Abel holding his print for the SurfAid Cup Malibu
"I’m super stoked to be working with SurfAid on this project and hope to raise additional funds for their cause through my artwork. Along with the original art I created and donated to the event, I’m releasing a large 24×36 inch limited edition print and will donate 20% of all sales to SurfAid. The art is based on a perfect set wrapping around the point at Malibu without a soul in sight… a dream would be a better description! The Malibu pier can be seen on the left along with hillsides above PCH fading off into the distance. Since SurfAid works in Indonesia, I incorporated an Indonesian vibe into the artwork by including some designs and patterns based on several Batik from regions of Sumatra. So if you dig it or know a friend or family member who would, grab a print or a couple and help support SurfAid on their quest to bring aid and education to help build stronger communities in Indonesia."
"SurfAid is a great organization that I really believe in. I’ve surfed the areas of Indonesia they work in and really respect what they are doing. I was so stoked when they asked me to do the event artwork and I wanted to find a way to contribute more to their cause. With the print, we can raise money before and after the event. It also gives people a visual representation of how they’re helping such an important effort."