I'm releasing to the public this new Limited Edition collaboration with artist Phil Gray. I've always been a huge fan of the the artwork created by the indigenous people of the Pacific North West. Phil's carvings have an incredibly smooth flow of shapes that blend together to create amazing abstract animals inspired by legends. Applying Phil's artwork to The Allplay ski has created a ski graphic that looks like nothing we've ever done before.
Phil was born in Vancouver British Columbia and is half Tsimshian and Cree. He began carving in 1998 and he has stayed true to creating his work in the traditional Ts'msyen style. It is a very strict traditional art form so not many people are do it.
He works in red cedar because it's a versatile wood that is also quite soft but holds a lot of detail. This piece is a design of an abstract killer wale. He starts by drawing on the wood, then he paints the shapes and starts carving to relieve all of the negative space. He then refines it on the second pass and on third pass he focuses on the detailed finishing that looks sanded, but is actually 100% tool finished!
Phil enjoys sculpturing because there's always new ways to tweak and improve the process to make the next piece different from the last. He's received many awards for his work including a British Columbia Creative Achievement Award in Aboriginal Art from the Government of British Columbia
I’m building only 450 pair of this new Limited Edition graphic on "The Allplay" ski and hand signing and numbering each pair so you have a very unique ski like no one else. Grab a pair before these one-of-a-kind skis sell out!