This artwork was inspired by the vintage tropical prints of the Bahama’s.
From time to time I become inspired by something I see in my daily life. This print is the result of a visit to Seaworld and the beautifully coloured fish that were on display in the aquarium. I was fascinated with peacefulness of the fish all living together in harmony, and in particular I loved the patterns of their scales, and how easily they could be interpreted for the scaley skin of a reptile or feathers of a bird.
Kaia in Choc, designed for Kustom footwear.
During my time at Kustom footwear, we introduced the fashion heel to the Ladies range. This was unusual for the Surf industry and sparked some good interest for Kustom. As this was a new concept for our customers, we marketed our range of fashion heels as a separate range under the Kustom footwear banner, called “STYLE by Kustom”. The Kaia featured a mixture of texture and trims with braided and studded straps. It was designed for Winter 2010 and retailed at $89.99.