Portrait of Banana Alkana

My dad is in the Guinness Book of World Records for eating 17 bananas in 2 minutes.  He died in February while jogging at the beach.  He leaves behind a legacy that extends beyond the pages of records book.

I enjoyed spending time with my dad.  He constructed and consistently expanded my perception of what is possible.  He loved to learn and to share his love of learning.  He was a dynamic realist with a kind, curious, and proactive disposition.  He was compassionate and intelligent.  He will be missed.

I drew this image for my dad’s funeral program.  He loved to surf.  The shapes are based off of an actual photo of him.  Obviously the banana is an addition.


surf dad banana 8x10 w


  1. love the background colors, so beautiful. may your father’s memory live on forever.

  2. I am sorry for your loss. I love the whimsical banana as the surf board. His memory will last forever.

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