August 27, 2012
When the Vans folks asked if I could create a pair of customs to use in promotion of the Vans Custom Culture Arts Program, I knew right away that I wanted to do my best work. I learned early on that there is only one way to get good at something -- practice. So I used a prototype of Mockups, the unreleased art toy I developed, to sketch out a design for a Vans Classic Slip on. Once I had a plan, I took the design to an actual shoe. The outcome of that first shoe was good, but I knew I could do better, so I did it again -- and again. The custom I finally submitted to Vans for the Custom Culture Arts Program was displayed alongside shoes personalized by Conan O'Brien and Kristen Stewart and a ton of great artists. You can see their work here: Vans Custom Culture Ambassadors Slideshow
The custom shoe I created also appeared in this post at Juxtapoz.com, thanks to the the folks at Vans.
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July 18, 2019
Tribal Canoe Journey is an annual spectacular cultural celebration, where canoe families travel in ocean-going canoes from their home waters to a host Nation, stopping to visit different tribal communities along the way. Every year a different tribe hosts, and this year the Lummi Nation - which is located few minutes north of Bellingham, Washington - is hosting from July 24th through 28th!
Eighth Generation by Louie Gong