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Thursday, June 30, 2011

G.Swanson|ASYMFISH

Little bro Greg, doing big thangs...

Crash Bang Crunch Pop

John Wesley taking his spills...

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

D.Moody\\INDO

Ten Piggies Over Amigo, Denny Moody, on location in paradise... Indonesia.
Bummed he didn't get any good waves over there.

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

r.Lovelace|VampireHull

Monday, June 27, 2011

WINWINWIN

SIGHT|SOUND DVD
Thank you Erica :)

Kneeboardin'

Summer Fun
Photo: Erica Burtrum

Sunday, June 26, 2011

Monsieur Gauche

Johnboy moving through the water down South...

Zoo (For Seven)

Last weekend, Erica and I met up with her family to spend some time at the Zoo!
Great day with some fabulous weather and wonderful people.

Saturday, June 25, 2011

S.Pirdy//WedgeCA

Trim

Trevor style in the pocket...
Style in the air...
Photos: Erica Burtrum

Friday, June 24, 2011

NBCA

Another Day, Another Dollar...

Jake (x2)

Jake Z. at a little reef break several weeks ago...

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Schoooo

As much stress as you cause me during certain weeks at the end of the Semester, am I really allowed to complain about where I am privileged to go?

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Silky Love

Erin||John

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Go Get Um

Summer Peaks

Monday, June 20, 2011

Doho Days

Now that Summer has officially arrived here in Southern California, it was only necessary to welcome it properly... an offshore session at everyone's favorite reef.
1. Erin and Jake discussing the finer points in life
2. Jake parallel stance for days

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Artist Interview_Kristina Micotti


Photo: Evan Campbell

How did you get into sketching/photography?

My parents always encouraged my sister and I to be creative. I remember roller blading to my first art class in first grade so yeah; I've been hooked since then. My grandfather and dad were painters so a somewhat creative environment already surrounded me.

I was also really into the cartoon Calvin and Hobbes. Bill Watterson's way of creating beautiful watercolor landscapes and combining loose ink work really intrigued me and I would always trace his cartoons in when I was younger. But I didn't really start to be serious about drawing or photography until my freshman year at San Francisco state.


What's your favorite part about shooting/drawing?

My favorite part of drawing is exploring my own imagination. I love being able just to let my hand mindless fly on paper and being able to create an image. It’s almost like solving a puzzle I guess combining different textures within a single image.


Are you interested in any other mediums of art?

I took a print making class last semester and I fell in love with woodcuts. It’s just a whole other way of thinking compared to photography or drawing. It’s a nice break from what I normally do and it requires more craft and hands on work. Its very new medium to me and very interesting because I almost have less control of the image and it’s like a conjoined effort between the wood and me.

I would love to SCREEN PRINT! More than anything but I haven't really had time or a chance to learn but hopefully I will soon.


What's the most challenging part of your craft?

What's challenging for me is that expensive of everything, I don't think people realize how expensive art really is. Also the [amount of] time. It is very time consuming; I could spend days on a single woodcut.


What kind of projects are you working on now?

I working on multiple personal projects right now, two new woodcuts, crayon drawings, as well as a cut piece painting. . I am also working on an illustration for a friend's band.

I have been working on a casino packaging project for my graphic design class, which is consuming most of my free time.


Who/what influences you?

I am truly inspired by the illustrator Charley Harper. I feel as if his illustrations have character with a hint of humor to them. They are beautifully executed and have a simple complexity. He is able to visually tell the story of God’s creation by capturing quirks and natural geometric forms found in nature. There is sense of nostalgia in his artwork that in which I try to mimic in my own work.


What's next for Kristina Micotti?

Hopefully a lot more woodcuts and personal art projects. I would like to explore more creatively possibly even try some animation.

But for now I would like to go to grad school for illustration or even printmaking. Only time will tell.


You can check out more of Kristinas fantastic work at her site: Whimsically Made

Saturday, June 18, 2011

FINLESS FUN

Kinda Fishy

Hope Spain is treating you well homeboy.

Trevor|5 Over

Photo: Erica Burtrum

Friday, June 17, 2011

Sea Gypsy

Natasha...SHAKAS
T-Max 100

JW/SANO

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Sandy Lefts

Beez Kneez

Standing up is overrated...
Photo: Erica Burtrum

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Heading Home

John readying his transportation device after a long, sun soaked day of wave sliding

Flexy

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

A.Knost

Downshifting

Trevor and I working through the curves on our PC sliding crafts...
Photos: Erica Burtrum

Monday, June 13, 2011

Foam Trails

Summer Sun

Erica and John... Assimilating the countless hours spent at the edge of the Pacific.

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Joon Glume

"The heart can think of no devotion
Greater than being shore to the Ocean
Holding the curve of one position
Counting an endless repetition"
-R.F.
Photos: Erica Burtrum