Thriving on experimentation and the unexpected, artists, like surfers, truly embody the Search lifestyle. This is why Rip Curl is teaming up with brave new artists each season to design unique surfwear, fit for searching.

Part of the Rip Curl Planet movement, all Artist of the Search products are made from eco friendly materials adding to the depth and difference found in each piece.
Inspired by the ocean and created in her unique layered collage style, Californian painter Susan Wickstrand and Rip Curl collaborate to continue the Artist of The Search Collection.

Born in Chicago, but bred in the waters of Windansea, Susan knows style, good surfing and good travel = the spirit of The Search. "I have been watching the ocean all my life and the way it changes from one minute to the next..." Combine this with her love and understanding of light and technique and you get a real Rip Curl voice in the product..

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After creating a group of exclusive encaustic collages for Rip Curl, Susan joined forces with the company's most talented designers in Rio de Jeneiro to develop imaginative ways to incorporate the work onto fresh product.

"Collaboration brings endless possibilities of fun & pushing myself as an artist", Says Susan.

"I was very happy to be given such broad creative freedom & trust by Rip Curl to create one of a kind original collages for the brand... I wanted to create something special for Rip Curl."
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