Ethan & Carlos Diaz

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.

Student: Ethan

Artist: Carlos Diaz

Message from the team:
“I’m Ethan and I’m a student at Oasis Skateboard Factory. My brand is called Money and Kings.

I worked with Carlos Diaz on this piece. Carlos works with marker to create mashups of faces that I think are like super creative versions of totem poles. He describes his work as abstract, symmetrical and full of emotions. He likes to capture different moods in creative, fun ways. Carlos is a former student of OSF and says the school is the only reason he ended up going to college.

For this piece, I asked Carlos to draw a bunch of weird, distorted and melting faces to get a demonic feel. I woodworked the board and Carlos created the design using spray paint and paint marker. The gold and black colour scheme, paint cans, rat faces and pizza monsters are all nods to Oasis Skateboard Factory.”

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!