HoodLamb team rider Ithaka presented his latest range of contemporary sculptures made from recycled surfboards during the "The Reincarnation Of A Surfboard" exhibition in Gallery WOA: Way Of Arts in Cascais, Portugal. Check out the nice photo of Ithaka in his HoodLamb T-Shirt as featured in Onfire Surf Mag!
Ithaka is a hip hop artist, sculptor, artistic photographer, writer and surfer from Southern California, who currently lives in Brazil.
While living in Lisbon, he recorded his first two hip hop albums, Flowers and the Color of Paint and Stellafly. Ithaka later returned to California where he recorded his third album called Somewhere South Of Somalia with producer Conley Abrams III. Later Ithaka relocated his base to Rio de Janeiro where he recorded his two most recent albums, Recorded In Rio and Saltwater Nomad.
In addition to creating music, his short story series entitled, Fishdaddy Chronicles, has appeared in surfing magazines around the world including Surfer, The Surfer's Journal, Water and Transworld Surf". In 2009, his short story "Miracle At Malibu" was published in the book entitled Surf Story, a collective volume of stories and surf culture compiled by Robb Havassy.
His abstract photographic art and body of sculpture work known as The Reincarnation Of A Surfboard have been exhibited globally, his most recent solo showings were hosted by Gallery WOA (Way Of Arts) in Lisbon, Portugal in November 2007, The Camp in Costa Mesa, California in June 2010 and Gallery Alma Do Mar in São Paulo, Brazil in October 2010. At present the artist creates most of his works at Recanto Akahti, his small ranch in rural South America located on the edge of the Atlantic Rainforest in AkahtiLândia, Brazil.