IMPORTANT NOTE: This is a PRE-AUCTION only – the online auction will transition to the live auction event at CJ’s SKATEPARK (in Mississauga) on Thursday May 9th, beginning at 7pm. Event details below. If you are the high bidder when the online auction is closed at noon on May 8th, your standing bid will carry over to the live auction event at the Skatepark!
Winning bidder can pay for and pick up their items at CJ’s Skatepark during regular hours.
Artist: Luke Parnell
Message from the team:
“I’m Alicia and I’m a student at Oasis Skateboard Factory. My brand is Monstra Skateboards. Monstra Skateboards exists to inspire you to own your inner monster.
For my collaboration I worked with Luke Parnell. Luke is a multidisciplinary artist working in painting, sculpture and wood carving. Luke is Indigenous (his father is Haida and his mother is Nisga’a) and he draws inspiration from West Coast Indigenous art styles.
Luke and I came up with the concept of doing an eagle for this board. Luke brought in an eagle head he had carved from red cedar wood. I then used the eagle head as inspiration for the rest of the board, eventually settling on a simple, clean design with round, flowy lines. I positioned the eagle feet on the board in a way that makes it feel like the bird is about to land on you, the viewer. This powerful bird in flight represents how I feel about attending OSF; it’s the first school I’ve been able to take flight without falling flat on my face.”
The Oasis Skateboard Factory (OSF) is an award-winning TDSB alternative high school program where at-risk youth earn credits and graduate by building and selling skateboards and running a small design business. For Oasis Skateboard Factory’s 10 year anniversary, students were partnered with professional artists to create a unique rolling work of art. From adding illustrations and paintings to creating sculptures from cut up decks, OSF students and their artist collaborators go beyond the skateboard form and into the realm of high art.
All boards on display will be displayed at CJ’s SKATEPARK from April 16th – May 9th and will be available for public auction on the online JBM auction site.
On May 9th, the online auction bids will transition to the live auction event at CJ’s SKATEPARK beginning at 7pm where there will be a cash bar serving wine and beer. Proceeds from the auction will go towards supporting OSF’s unique programming. Parking is free.
CJ’s SKATEPARK is proud to support such an amazing school!