On December 2nd, I curated an exhibition called “Mr Big Sur”. It was a charity event to raise money for Elemental Awareness, who help send underprivileged kids to Element YMCA Skate Camp in 2011.
Inspired by the Sequoia Trees at Skate Camp, I created a huge tree installation called “Mr Big Sur”. Element Advocates Brooke Reidt, Bunny, Chad Eaton, Chad Muska, Juliana Neufeld, Matt Irving, Mike Kershnar, Miya Ando, and Todd Francis kindly donated their creative talents to make Seed Pod ornaments that were hung from Mr Big Sur.
The Mr Big Sur Seed Pod ornaments were then sold to raise money for Elemental Awareness, and ultimately helping send underprivileged kids to Skate Camp.
Check out photos from the opening night here!
The mission of Elemental Awareness is to positively transform lives through their love of skateboarding. Programs are aimed to promote social awareness, environmental responsibility, and encourage a healthy, active lifestyle. For more information visit elementalawareness.org
I documented all the artist Seed Pods so that everyone would get the chance to see them. This is the series that Chad Eaton kindly made for the event. Check out more of his work here!
Ok guys, this is the last spoiler before the Mr Big Sur event opens tomorrow night!
Crawl inside the sinister mind of Todd Francis and enjoy his ‘Season for Suicide’ seed pod series. This one featuring ‘The Handgun’ is 1 of a very limited set of 4. You can buy them at the Mr Big Sur charity event for $25 each, and you will be helping send a kid to Element YMCA skate Camp in 2011.
You know that feeling, when you go out skating with your friends, and you can’t stop smiling? Here is your chance to help an underprivileged kid feel like that too!
By purchasing artwork from some of your favorite Element Advocates at the MR BIG SUR Exhibition, you’re helping send kids to Element YMCA Skate Camp in 2011!
MR BIG SUR Exhibition
December 2nd 2010
SEED Peoples Market
2937 Bristol St
Costa Mesa CA 92626
It’s been a crazy week in Mr Big Sur world… Nevertheless, everything is coming together for the show next week, so I thought it might be time for another sneak peek at some of the amazing creativity that the Element Advocates have been sending over for the show.
This piece was created by Miya Ando, one of the sweetest women you will ever meet.
It closely resembles her dark and mythical metal works, and the inscription of a prayer repeated is so adorable that it’s going to make it very difficult to part with this one.
Check out Mr Big Sur event details here.
Photos of Miya Ando in her studio here.
Here is a little sneak peek at one of Chad Muska’s seed pods created especially for the Mr Big Sur charity event on December 2nd, at The CAMP in Costa Mesa.
See more event details here.
Also check out Mr Big Sur’s Twitter for more sneaky peeks from Element Advocates Todd Francis, Chad Eaton, Brooke Reidt, Mike Kershnar, Juliana Neufeld, Miya Ando, and more!
You can now follow MR BIG SUR on twitter!!