Jay Nelson is basically unstoppable. He doesn't let chained fences or conventional design methods get in his way and he makes art that consistently surprises us. He says art is the first thing he was really good at, and working with his hands was always something he wanted to do. Nelson started shaping boards in high school and then transitioned to shaping camper vehicles, tree houses and other artistic but useful pieces of beauty.
In this first episode of our newest series, Local Legendz, Jay shows sketches of designs, walks us through his neighborhood (the Sunset in San Francisco) and tells us a bit about the friends who inspire him along the way. For more of Jay's work, visit http://jaynelsonart.com and follow him on Instagram @jay.
ABOUT LOCAL LEGENDZ:
We've found the most amazing people are often more busy working in their communities than making themselves known around the world. Local Legendz is a new collaboration between Leatherman Sport and Korduroy, featuring individuals who are quietly changing the world with their creativity and craftsmanship from their own backyards.
Is there someone of 'legend' status in your hood? We'd love to know! Submit their photo and a description to http://local-legendz.tumblr.com/submit or #local_legendz on Instagram and Twitter.