ART COLLABORATION: Eden, Eden Tee,
Stina Persson is based in Stockholm, Sweden. She originally studied fine art in Perugia and fashion drawing in Florence. Her European style incorporates ink, watercolor and collages with ceremonial Mexican cut papers to create art that is vivid and elegant. She fuses the tradition with an edge to introduce a modern look to illustration. Perssonâ€™s feminist artistic style is a perfect match with Arborâ€™s Eden, the board for women who what to ride it all.
ART COLLABORATION: Push
Yoskay Yamamoto is a self-trained illustrator born and raised in Toba, Japan who moved to the United States at the age of 15. Yamamoto’s distinct style is based on a combination of two different cultural backgrounds including nostalgically blending pop-iconic characters from his new western home with traditional and mythical Japanese elements from his Asian heritage. Yamamoto’s urban pop art is a perfect fit for women who want to surf the mountain on Arbor’s Push.
ART COLLABORATION: Cadence, Oso, Bamboo Bug
Sylvia Ji was born in 1982, and raised in San Francisco, California, where she received her BFA at the Academy of Art University. After graduation, she relocated to Los Angeles where she currently resides. Jiâ€™s work encapsulates an alluring beauty that is cutting-edge and a nod to time-honored technique. Her paintings are symbolic reflections of herself, portraits of people she knows or nameless faces set in a landscape of fleeting and decaying beauty. Sylvia Ji released the piece that graces the top of the women’s Cadence in her 2008 collection titled Por Vida.
ART COLLABORATION: Coda, Bamboo Pocket Rocket
Mike Benninghoven resides deep in the heart of the Colorado Rockies. He operates his own retail outlet in the downtown area of Steamboat Springs. The shop is known as Cultivated Love named after his popular original paintings and apparel line. Benninghoven is a diehard local Steamboat Mountain shredder and considered by many to be an artistic genius. His medium is layered cut vinyl and spray-painted images and each piece typically is based in a political statement. Now, he has found a new canvas for his works, on the bamboo topsheet of Arbor’s park and mountain shifter, the Coda.