Danny Fuller's life outside the water at Teahupoo. [gallery=4]
This past weekend, Mada, Osiris, Sun Diego, King Rails and Vestal hosted â€œRails for Roleeâ€™sâ€ handrail best trick contest in El Cajon. It was a blazing hot Saturday afternoon in sunny San Diego, but the crowd was thick, the set up was proper, and the skaters were bringing their best moves to the table. Despite getting into a hit and run fender-bender on the way to the event, I arrived in time to watch the madness begin. The contest lasted 40 minutes and right off the bat, James Brockman, Darrell Stanton, Scott Kane, Jacob Walder, Kevin Romar, Saul Quintero, and Paul Sewell and an onslaught of SD locals were giving it their all. When the dust settled, it was Osirisâ€™ own James Brockman who walked away with a $6,000.00 Rolex on his tattooed wrist, and $500.00 tucked into his signature Mada jeans. James rattled off his signature frontside Crunt slide, front pop shove-it to backside 50-50, switch frontside bluntslide to fakie, and a clenching bigspin front board just before time was called. As James stood on the podium to collect his first place winnings, El Cajon went wild, as their native son took top honors. With a confused look on his face, James asked me, â€œWhat am I supposed to do with a Rolex?â€
All in a days work, James stepped his game up. Good work my friend, weâ€™re proud of you. For full coverage of the event, check www.skateboarding.com Hope to see you all on August 12 for the next â€œRails for Roleeâ€™sâ€ at Sun Diego in Belmont Park. [gallery=3]
Check out Aaron's stalefish down El Toro in the 9 Frames/Second section of the July issue of TWS.
Check out Jeremy's new Mulisha ad!
Check out the new Transworld Motocross Mag. Jeff the "OX" Kargola got a two-page spread while riding at the auto club 500 (NASCAR) last month. The weather was 96 degrees, so needless to say the riders weren't so happy, but at least it made the mag.
- Ryan Hagy
This past weekend California Speedway invited the Rock Star/Metal Mulisha team (Hagy, Deegan, Potter, Garland) to come jump for all of the motorcycle fans at the super bike race. The turn out was good and the weather was perfect. Lets just say summer is here. The event went well and the promoters at California speedway were happy and asked them back for all of their events this year.
- Hagy, Deegan, Potter, and Garland
- Ryan Hagy
Check out Danny Fuller's good waves at Teahupoo.
Mear One Interview
All Photos by Ari Michelson
How did you come up with the name MEAR ONE? The name MEAR ONE represents my state of mind through an acronym “manifest energy and radiate” and the ONE signifies the first to come with this style and message. I see myself as a messenger and a transcriber of psychic imagery.
Where are you from? I was born in Santa Cruz, California and was raised in Los Angeles since age 4.
How did you get into doing your artwork? I was raised by my mother, an artist who taught me how to paint and draw at the young age of 2, which was as soon as I could pick up a pencil and scribe.
How did your collaboration with Osiris Shoes come about? For many years I have stayed focused in my purpose with painting, and it was only recent that a want to work with other people became an importance. I like to work with the best and the level of respect that Osiris showed me was what bridged the collaboration. As an artist, it is hard to step away from the work I have invested in and work on other projects, but when a company like Osiris likes and appreciates what I do, it makes it a true pleasure to work together under these circumstances.
Who are some of your favorite artists who inspire you? My favorite artists are Maxfield Parrish, M.C. Esher, Heronimus Bosch, Frida Kalho, Diego Rivera, David Sequerros, Rick Griffen, and I could go on and on.
What are some of your career highlights as an artist? Traveling to Japan, hanging out on rooftops painting all night, finishing my works every time. Its hard to say what my most memorable moments are, but I am just thankful to be painting and moving through this life with conviction.
Is there a particular influence behind the design of your shoe for Osiris? The art was inspired by the expansion of intelligence and consciousness, basically manifesting the image in the mind.
What is your artistic background? Were you formally trained as an artist? I am basically self-taught and spend every living moment learning from the greatest teacher, mother nature and the great universe that I live within that lives within me.
Do you have a particular style of art that you do? If so, do you have a name for it? I guess you can call me a symbolist, a graff writer, or a conceptualist as I like to define the term, or you may call me a surrealist, but some call me a neo-political-urban-expressionist, ha! I guess for now I call my self the indefinable.
How can people find out more about you and your artwork? You can also check my site.