ODE TO SIMPLICITY: Carpenter, Artist, Shaper, and Surfer Andrew Strode
“Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.” -Leonardo Da Vinci
This short documentary portrays Andrew Strode, a carpenter/artist/shaper from Cape Town, South Africa. A passionate surfer with a love for nature and craftsmanship, Strode talks about wood as his favourite raw material for building boards, bodysurfing, his blind dog that is addicted to the ocean and the important role simplicity plays in his life.
Andrew Strode lives in Muizenberg, South Africa, where he paints, makes sculptures out of recycled T-shirts and shapes for Wawa Wooden Surfboards. This little wooden surfboard company matches his ideas of quality, respect for our roots and his belief in the sanctity of nature. Andrew’s shapes are inspired by the intuited hydrodynamic genius of the ancient Hawaiian board builders.