Hawaiian Surfer Petroglyph design in copper



Hawaiian Surfer Petroglyph design in copper 10″ x 13″

Petroglyph figures chipped with stone tools into smooth pahoehoe lava flows can be found on all Hawaiian islands near coastlines along prehistoric trails. These images were made by Hawaiians.

This collection of limited edition welded copper sculpture, by artist Frank Andrews, is derived from on-site drawings and photographs for anthropological accuracy. The figures are selected to recreate the elegance of Hawaiian prehistoric rock art. Each piece comes ready to mount on a wall in your home.

This Surfer petroglyph design in copper was inspired by original ancient Hawaiian art carved into lava at Puako, Hawaii and was recreated by Frank Andrews in welded copper.

From Wikipedia,

“Petroglyphs are images created by removing part of a rock surface by incising, picking, carving, or abrading, as a form of rock art. Outside North America, scholars often use terms such as “carving”, “engraving”, or other descriptions of the technique to refer to such images. Petroglyphs are found worldwide, and are often associated with prehistoric peoples. The word comes from the Greek word petro-, theme of the word “petra” meaning “stone”, and glyphein meaning “to carve”, and was originally coined in French as pétroglyphe.

Please allow two weeks for yours to be handmade by the artist if we are out of stock. Weight and measurement in the ‘additional information’ tab includes packing for shipping.

Hawaiian Surfer Petroglyph design in copper 10″ x 13″

Additional information

Weight 10 lbs
Dimensions 10 × 6 × 13 in

Honolulu, Hawaii (808) 596-0074