Now even though we’re well into Spring, 1xRUN alums Eddie Colla and David Young V alongside Nite Owl, decided to follow the road to winter’s last stand. The trio found a winter that no longer is, in a place that once was, as they ventured to an abandoned ski resort in the Sierra Nevada mountains of California. Check out the photos below…
Why? Maybe because East Oakland is a good place to leave sometimes. Maybe it was just
to see snow again, something to break up the largely monotonous moderate Bay Area weather.
At a deeper level I think some artists are drawn to abandoned places because it offers them
a harsh reflection of possible outcomes. A face to face with how things can play out.
These abandoned places were once the dreams and futures of the people who built them. Perhaps,
because they were not economically viable and they were deserted. In their absence these places
are romanticized, mysterious and haunting. A story that runs parallel to the often told tale of the
artist who is only appreciated after death. Although that fable is no more rooted in truth than Noah
collecting 2 of each animal for his Ark, we carry these mythologies deep within us. Perhaps when
they are reflected even minimally in the real world we are drawn to that reflection as proof that the
fable is real. And that may be true. Or, It may have just been a Tuesday when no one had to work.