"This surfer is delivering balloons to a very special friend - the balloons that got away were carefully collected afterwards to protect the ocean from pollution!" ~ Kris Goto
A cheerful image of a woman holding a colorful bouquet of balloons while surfing a large, black wave, printed on William Turner paper by popular Hawaii artist Kris Goto. This edition is limited to only 25 prints.
Born and raised in the countryside of Japan, Hawaii-based artist Kris Goto developed an early fascination with the Japanese art form manga, especially the works of artists Hayao Miyazaki, Yuu Watase, Ai Yazawa and Osamu Tezuka. Moving to Hong Kong at the age of nine then spending two years of high school in New Zealand, Kris discovered worlds outside of manga, particularly inspired by the imaginative and intricate art of Maori tattoos which shines through in her detailed monochromatic penwork.
Kris moved to Hawaii in 2006, caught her first wave on a surfboard in 2009 and has been making marks in the surf art world ever since. Find her work displayed at multiple hotels in Waikiki and Chinatown.