Old Surfboards Turned Into Amazing Indigenous Works Of Art

    Zachary Bennett-Brook paints traditional Indigenous art on surfboards.

    Zachary Bennett-Brook's roots are in the Torres Strait Islands. The ocean has always been central to his way of life and it's this heritage coupled with a love of surfing that Bennett-Brook credits with being the secret to his success.

    Bennett-Brook's intricate and colourful patterns on surfboards was so popular that he started Saltwater Dreamtime, a business dedicated to selling his unique art.

    Bennett-Brook works purely from the ideas in his head. Working on multiple pieces at any one time, an artwork can take anywhere from a day to one month.

    People can't get enough of Bennett-Brooks style and he's started painting skateboards and snowboards.

    The majority of surfboards Bennett-Brook uses are damaged and have been relegated to the rubbish tip. He gives them a second life as artworks.

    You can see more of Bennett-Brook's work at his website Saltwater Dreamtime.

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    Formerly with BuzzFeed News, Allan Clarke is a NITV reporter based in Sydney.

    Contact Allan Clarke at arielle.benedek+AC@buzzfeed.com.

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