Original: Acrylic on Wood
In the fall of 2006 I was commissioned by Burton Snowboards to paint a mural of Craig Kelly inside of a cabin in one of their very first Stash parks, on the Northstar-at-Tahoe ski resort in California. Craig has always been a hero of mine (and pretty much anyone who snowboards), and it was an honor to paint something dedicated to him.
I wasn't sure what was going to happen when I went up there. What started as a job quickly turned into an experience. Every day I would drive up to the cabin on the hill to work directly on the wall. I'd fire up the generator for tunes and lights and sequester myself inside while wolves and moose walked noisily around outside, until I was too tired or sore from painting on a 45-degree wall/ceiling to continue.
As the days passed, winter moved in and the snow started to fall. Toward the end, I had to be escorted up to the site by snowmobile and radio down for a pickup. But when two feet of snow fell one night, I decided to bring my board up to the cabin and ride down instead. I will never forget that night. It was a full moon and, after finishing up, I rode down in fresh powder with no lights except the moon, and Craig right there with me.
Asymbol has saved this painting. If not for the efforts of many good, honest, hardworking people, the attention starved kids who wrote their nicknames on my original would have won.
Craig Kelly Mural
100 limited-edition signed and numbered prints
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44" x 21.5"
80 limited-edition signed and numbered prints
76" x 36"
60 limited-edition signed and numbered prints
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