SF Skate Club Fundraiser This Sunday

Bigfoot was kind enough to donate a hand-painted skate deck to in support of SF Skate Club's upcoming Fundraiser. SFSC is a non-profit that is home for the Eduskate after school program, where middle school kids come after class to get mentoring, homework help, and skate time with a Pro, Shawn Connolley. This program is run by Shawn and his incredible wife, Thuy. It's a true pillar for San Francisco community and youth.

All proceeds for their fundraiser will directly benefit Eduskate.




Bearden Middle School Sessions


For the 2011 - 2012 School Year, we had to privilege of working with some local middle school students in Knoxville, TN. Michael Weineinger, a native New Yorker, and now an art teacher at Bearden Middle School, has been teaching his students about contemporary art, street art, and graffiti. He invited us to BMS for some collaborative projects that proved to be valuable for all parties involved.

In Fall 2011, Lifted Lab gave presentations at Bearden Middle School to 6th and 7th grade art students about modern day artists. We talked about Bigfoot, Infamous JeanClaude, Grifter, Zach Widgren, Berk Visual, Lifter Baron, and other young creatives. Students got to see a powerpoint presentation about the work of these artists, and collaborative projects they produce. We explored the idea of making a career from art, and encouraged kids to follow their creativity. 




Students began working on a project about cultural diversity in September. They were given the assignment to create a mask from  layers of colored paper that represents a unique culture from another part of the world. After completing this project, a handful of the masks would be selected for an art show in downtown Knoxville hosted by Lifted Lab. The art show was titled "These Funky Masks" and took place in November of 2011.




In Spring of 2012, Lifted Lab returned to BMS for an evening themed around New York City. We set up a workshop table for kids, parents, grandparents to stop by and see art, prints, toys, apparel, books, and stickers by Lifted Lab artists and New York artists that we're inspired by. Kids learned about the origins of graffiti and how to practice bubble letters and hand styles. 








Shout out to Michael Weininger for the opportunity to put all of this together and big up to all the inspiring, talented kids following their creativity at BMS.

FOREST WARLORD Figures Available


                                 


   "In the realm of the darkest dimension of magic and power of the earth's soil dwells The Forest Warlord. Since the dawn of prehistoric times a select few of the Bigfoot race were chosen by Mother Nature to become Forest Warlords, The ultimate guardians of the forest! Meditating for 20 million years in a secret forest fortress, a Warlord waits to emerge until humans encroach in the Warlord's sacred redwood territory.

The Forest Warlords use nature magic from which they were born to teleport, time travel, control vegetation, communicate telepathically with plants and animals, and unleash thunder and lightning of fury against perpetrators.The Forest Warlord is the master of misanthropy and is here to right all wrongs. All construction companies, bulldozers, loggers, and their CEO's and puppets shall feel the wrath of The Forest Warlord."

In collaboration with KusoVinyl, BIGFOOT presents his latest vinyl toy, The Forest Warlord. Get yours now through his webstore! The figures stand 11" tall and are priced at $95 each. There are four  limited edition color ways to choose from - we personally love the "Grapeskunkape" purple Bigfoot. Don't sleep, these are sure to be sold out soon!

Bigfoot: From Brooklyn to Bangkok

Tomorrow night in Brooklyn, NY there will be an opening reception for an art show called "From Brooklyn to Bangkok" featuring art from a handful of artists, including BIGFOOT. Roughly half of the artists come from Bangkok, and the other half from Brooklyn. After being on display at the art and collectible institution Zakka, the show will then travel to Bangkok, Thailand.

"From Brooklyn to Bangkok"
Friday, June 29th 
7:00pm-10:00pm 
Zakka Corp.
155 Plymouth Street 
Brooklyn, NY 11201

BIGFOOT: Blacked Out



Tonight in Costa Mesa, CA Hurley will host a one-night-only art show titled, "Blaked Out," at their H Space Gallery. The show focuses on black and white colored drawings and paintings, and features a full lineup, including BIGFOOT, Dalek, Natalia Fabia, , Seonna Hong, Doze Green, Jason Maloney,  and more.

There will be full-color catalog of the exhibition for the first 200 people at the show. Nice!

 "BLACKED OUT" 
Friday, June 22 
6:00pm - 9:00pm 
H Space 
1945 Placentia Avenue 
Costa Mesa, CA

Bigfoot x Fulled Laced Hat Release


This Sunday, April 22, at DunkXChange San Francisco, BIGFOOT will be painting live and debuting his hat collab with Fully Laced. Check the preview of the snapback below (via Fully Laced). Heads up, SF! Very limited quantities of these. Jesse Hernandez/ Immortal Studios will also be painting live with Bigfoot. It's going down from 1pm - 6pm...sounds like a great opportunity to switch up the kicks, or cop some new ones, and check the latest from the one and only Bigfoot. 


Bigfoot: The Forest Warlord


Bigfoot recently revealed his latest creation, The Forest Warlord, a vinyl figure made with KusoVinyl. Pictured above is a hand-painted sample of the figure. Only 1,000 figures will be produced and made available in June or July exclusively through Bigfoot's website and KusoVinyl's online shop.

The inspiration for this figure of of course comes from Bigfoot's incessant mission of evoking the Earthly spirits to battle against human enterprises that jeopardize our natural environment. We love that Bigfoot uses his creative power to communicate relevant ideas. These days it is important to be conscious of who and what you support. Many companies don't have our best interest in mind. It's true, we all contribute to the balance of our ecosystem....so, respect one another and RESPECT THE EARTH!
 "In the realm of the darkest dimension of magic and power of the earth's soil dwells The Forest Warlord. Since the dawn of prehistoric times a select few of the Bigfoot race were chosen by Mother Nature to become Forest Warlords, The ultimate guardians of the forest! Meditating for 20 million years in a secret forest fortress, a Warlord waits to emerge until humans encroach in the Warlord's sacred redwood territory. The Forest Warlords use nature magic from which they were born to teleport, time travel, control vegetation, communicate telepathically with plants and animals, and unleash thunder and lightning of fury against perpetrators.The Forest Warlord is the master of misanthropy and is here to right all wrongs. All construction companies, bulldozers, loggers, and their CEO's and puppets shall feel the wrath of The Forest Warlord."
The Forest Warlord stands 11" tall  and has moving arms. Earlier today, Bigfoot let everyone have a peek at this guy in action:


Keep rockin'....

Bigfoot FUJISAN Update

"Gate Keeper"
Bigfoot's extremely limited number of hand-painted Fujisan resin figures that were released at his solo show with Dragatomi earlier this month are now for sale online.

Only 13 remain as of today, so act quickly if you want to get one of these guys. They are absolutely unique, one-of-a-kind 3-D art pieces and besides the Strange Co vinyl toy from 2005, this is your only chance to own a Bigfoot figure.

Visit dragatomi.com to view all the styles and order directly.

"Grape Ape"

"Landscaper"

"Equator"


Spirits Of The Mountain: BIGFOOT



      Oh yeah! Brand new work from BIGFOOT will be shown next Saturday at Dragatomi in San Diego, and a limited number of his Fujisan resin toys will also be released! The figures will not be available for purchase in the US until sometime next Summer, however Bigfoot is hand-painting 20 Fujisan that will be for sale at the "Spirits Of The Mountain"  show.Collectors, take note! This is a great chance to come out and see the latest from Bigfoot, and if you really want to make the most of the night...

"For those who come down from the mountains to the show with BIGFOOT green leaf make-up formations around their eyes- you will receive a free poster and the BIGFOOT will draw in your book!"

"SPIRITS OF THE MOUNTAIN"
Saturday, December 10, 2011
7:00pm
Dragatomi
2317 J Street
Sacramento, CA
95816

Bigfoot Greens The Secret Garden


Bigfoot recently teamed up with our friends at The Secret Garden Collective in Los Angeles, CA to bless their space with some serious mural work.

The Secret Garden is a co-op of Cali growers who strive to bring top notch medicinal marijuana strains to the patients of their dispensary. Being an advocate of all things green, it made sense for Bigfoot to adorn the spot with his magical verdure and characters. In just a few days, he was able to transform the building into its proper self. If you've got your 215 card, make it a point to stop in The Secret Garden and kick it with Bigfoot while puffing tuff on some of the best buds and headiest hash of the West Coast (all in the name of healing and elevated inspirations, of course). Scroll down to see all of the wonderful pictures!

The Secret Garden Collective
5616 1/2 Kester Ave
Los Angeles, CA 91411
Open daily from 10:00 AM - 8:00 PM




Namaste, and welcome to the Secret Garden. 

A rare moment. Bigfoot working on a computer. 

Who goes there?

The password is: "Go Green"

Healing vibez.  

 
LTD screen prints
Green team.

Bigfoot, the Watcher.

Smokin' MAD trees.

Boglin rolling station and all. 

Fellow creatures.

∞∞∞∞∞∞∞∞∞∞∞∞∞∞∞∞∞∞∞∞∞∞

A special thanks to our photographer: Brooklyn-based beauty,
Bailey Carr.

Bigfoot x The Flaming Lips


If you've seen the Flaming Lips in concert, then surely that interactive, psychedelic experience is forever ingrained in your mind. Now you can visit the multicolored art that inspires these musicians.  The Flaming Lips have decided to open a gallery space, WOMB, which is located in Oklahoma City and has already been decorated properly with a Maya Hayuk mural outside.


WOMB's virgin show will be installed by BIGFOOT, who is flying in today to begin his work. The gallery will be open during these next few days before Bigfoot's show opening, so anyone is free to drop in and take a peak at the installation process. Bigfoot's show, "Nature Magic," officially opens on August 5. This will be a fun party. 

Hear Wayne of the The Flaming Lips talk about WOMB:



And Rick Stinnett speaks about the BIGFOOT opening:

WOMB
25 NW 9th St 

"Nature Magic" - Bigfoot solo show
Opening: August 5, 2011 at 7:00 PM

Balls Out, The Third


TODAY! Grass Hut Gallery in Portland, Oregon is having the opening to "Balls Out," a third in their series of group shows that ask each artist to go balls out on their pieces. For the first "Balls Out" last year, Bigfoot did a hilarious piece where you can see one of the Bigfoots actually using his balls to go balls out! We're excited to see what he shows this time around, as well as other big names such as Dalek, AJ Fosik, Tim Biskup, and Cupco.

"Balls Out III"
Opening Reception: Thursday, July 7, 2011
6:00 -9:00 PM
20 NW 5th Ave. #101
Portland, OR 97209