Write “Go Skate” Auction with Maple XO
The recycled skateboard jewelry and accessories company MapleXO has launched their 1st Annual Go Skateboarding Day Fundraiser and has teamed up with Silas Baxter-Neal, six-year old Reese Kahn and myself and gave us one task: Write “Go Skate.”
MapleXO turned these handwritten words into mosaic-style art pieces made from broken skateboards. These three individual pieces will be signed by the us and auctioned off with 100% of the proceeds going towards building Portland, Oregon’s Powell Blvd Skatepark.
The auction launched Monday, June 17th and will run through Sunday, June 23rd 11:45pm PST.
“There’s something about seeing a person’s handwriting that seems to share a glimpse into their soul. What could be more inspiring than seeing pieces of skated boards making up the handwritten phrase “Go Skate” by such inspiring skateboarders?” says MapleXO’s owner Lindsay Jo Holmes.
“Both Kanights and Baxter-Neal are well known in the skateboard community for their past and present influences in skateboarding. To tie in the future of skateboarding, MapleXO asked 6-year-old skateboarder Reese Kahn to participate.” she continues.
“Reese’s pure and eager passion to be a kid and have fun is one of the most inspiring parts of skateboarding to me. His dad Billy posted a priceless instagram photo of Reese carving a bank ramp with a look of pure joy on his face. The caption read: ‘When going higher is the new trick.’ To me, that right there is skateboarding. Pure and simple,” explains Holmes.
Have a look and bid on these one-of-a-kind art pieces all in the good name of skateboarding.
In addition to the Go Skate art auction, MapleXO is selling 25 limited edition prints of the project each signed by all three of us.
Separately from the WriteGoSkate project, MapleXO will also be donating 50% of all proceeds from sales on MapleXO.com during Friday’s Go Skateboarding day to the Powell Blvd. Skatepark fund. For more information visit www.MapleXO.com