ALIVE

NEAL PURCHASE JNR x OPEN
Neal Purchase Jnr x OPEN
ALIVE

Find yourself facing an outside set or in the perfect spot as a wave approaches. Your body lights up. Cells release adrenaline, absorb oxygen, create energy, drive your limbs. 

It’s inspiring and humbling to reflect on how this series of microscopic chemical and physical reactions allow us to harness the power of a wave that may have travelled thousands of miles across an ocean.

Alive is a triptych of surfboards celebrating some of the cells that power us.

6'10 SINGLE FIN
'HOLD YOUR NERVE'


Hand-shaped by Neal Purchase Jnr

6’10 x 20 5/8 x 2 3/4 

This board was inspired by a light micrograph of a section through neurones in the cerebral cortex of the human brain.

Cell structures created with resin and airbrush by Steven Hendon.

£1400

7'0 SINGLE FIN
'BREATHE IN'


Hand-shaped by Neal Purchase Jnr

7'0 x 20 5/8 x 2 3/4

This board was inspired by a coloured transmission electron micrograph cross-section of lung alveoli (blue) and red blood cells (red). 

Cell structures created with resin by Steven Hendon.

£1400

7'2 SINGLE FIN
'GO'


Hand-shaped by Neal Purchase Jnr

7'2 x 20 7/8 x 2 3/4

This board was inspired by a light microscope image of cardiac muscle tissue. It contracts and releases involuntarily and is responsible for keeping the heart pumping blood around the body. 

Cell structures created with resin by Steven Hendon.

£1400