The concept behind the residency is to provide an artist with an experience that would inspire a unique piece of art. The art is hung in the lodge, and becomes a custom top sheet for a pair of handcrafted Foon Skis. The artwork is to commemorate their guests reaching their 10th anniversary with the lodge, and the skis are the ultimate longevity gift.
Brandon, Jamie, and Clint celebrated their 10th year anniversary with Mica Heliskiing this year and were my inspiration. I chose a triptych to show appreciation for each of them individually, and as a group. The top sheet will be the left panel. This trip for them is a time when these guys can let loose, and hang out with their best buddies, ski some powder, and enjoying the luxurious nature of the Mica lodge. This year it was -30 most of the trip, but the snow was champagne blower and the views relentlessly beautiful. A homage to cold smoke, Mica’s famous burnt forests, and cold weather’s literal silver lining… sun dogs.
Mica Heliskiing: Topsheet Residency, 2020
Manufacturer: FOON SKIS, Pemberton, BC
Name: Sun Dog Millionaire