DescriptionI really do respect and admire Kelly Slater. He is older than me by a couple of weeks, and currently ranked 2nd in the world of professional surfers. I followed him on instagram back when instagram was a fairly new thing. He posted this image. I think he was copying a friend or some other famous image. I found it very striking and knew immediately who it was with only one eye visible. I wondered if I could paint this image, and still have enough likeness in it that anyone who looked at it knew who it is.
It currently hangs on my living room wall. The conspiracy theory side of me wonders if this is one of those secret code images for freemasons. The one eye. The triangular bridge structure. Nahh. Kelly is way too busy surfing and making wave pools to worry about any kooky cult, trying to take over the world.