Last November, I was invited to paint a collaborative mural in Oahu, Hawaii for the Converse Cons Shoe release event, presented by Zumiez. “Converse Cons” is the name of Converse’s skate shoe line and Zumiez, as the sponsor of the event, set this whole trip up for me to promote the shoe release. I learned a lot and I was honestly really nervous the whole time, but the whole trip was the fucking bomb. I collaborated with artist, and skate legend, Mark Oblow in POWWOW!! Hawaii's home base, Lana Lane Studios. POWWOW!! is a collective that puts together mural events all over the world and are based in Honolulu, Hawaii. The studio is where we finished 80% of the mural, then moved over to the venue Saturday night to finish the rest of the piece for the event.
Overall, the trip was a total dream for me. The Zumiez peeps were so much fun and everyone else involved was super hospitable. Lots of beer, lots of painting, and lots of goood times.