OTTO AUREK STEFAN
Painted for my brother. The pair depicts a Grizzly Bear in "bone" and "hunter's orange" colors. Also featured is the Grizzly's latin name: ursus arctos horribilis.
Painted for myself. I drew inspiration from 90's Taco Bell interior design, the toe features their slogan, "Make a run for the border."
Several sneakers I have painted as personal projects for friends and family. Painting sneakers is a good way to tell a story and give additional meaning to classic silhouettes. All were created using a combination of stencils and freehand.
Painted for a childhood friend. The left shoe features a wave motif and the coordinates of Los Angeles, CA, where she currently lives. The right shows a mountain range and the coordinates of Bozeman, MT, where we grew up.