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A's Front Office- #AtTheColiseum

#AtTheColiseum Stomper represents all the fans at the ballpark that have posted photos using the hashtag. The statue displays thousands of photos that were posted throughout the 2017 season.

Kelly Autumn- A Show of Hands

ABOUT THE ARTIST

Kelly Autumn is a Northern California based artist and designer originally from Santa Rosa. She has been lucky enough to live and work creatively in the San Francisco Bay Area for the last 20 years. Kelly currently works out of her West Berkeley studio. She loves painting, drawing, sewing, and printmaking, and her work often draws colorful influence from the past, inspired by her love of collecting vintage.

INSPIRATION BEHIND THE STATUE

Kelly's very first baseball game was the Oakland A's playing the Angels at the Coliseum when she was in junior high. It was an amazing experience that she has never forgot! Her Stomper statue is named "A Show of Hands" and the design is inspired by the children of Oakland. Kelly painted him on behalf of Arts For Oakland Kids, a remarkable non-profit organization where she serves as a board member. She has incorporated special art & musical elements in the design, including community handprints from the kids! The mission of Arts For Oakland Kids is to enhance the lives of students by funding arts education in Oakland's most under-served schools. Kelly is honored to be able to design a Stomper to celebrate the 50th Anniversary and the 22nd anniversary of Arts For Oakland Kids!

Laura Noel- Abstract Stomper

ABOUT THE ARTIST
Laura Noel is a joyful Bay Area artist and musician. Born in Texas and raised in the Pacific Northwest, she came to California in 2002 for college and never left. In 2007 she graduated with a BFA in Animation from The Academy of Art University. Since then she has been painting and enjoying life. Besides her work as a prolific abstract painter, she has participated in several other notable public art projects including the 2014 Vallejo Utility Box Art series and the 2015 San Francisco General Hospital Foundation's "Hearts in San Francisco" project.

INSPIRATION BEHIND THE STATUE
The design chosen for her Stomper statue reflects her love of abstract and the type of art she most often creates. The original drawing submitted for consideration was done in one session with colored pencils. She often works this way as a form of art as meditation, exploring color and shape in a natural, freeform way. Before settling in her current home of Vallejo, Laura lived in Oakland, where she would often enjoy outings to the A's games.

Nicholas Hernandez- Art is Life

ABOUT THE ARTIST
Nicholas Hernandez is an Oakland, CA based mixed media artist with a BA in Art and Design. His work is very unique in the way he creates each piece with a mix of plaster, resin, wood, metal and different types of acrylic paints. Upon graduating college, he began designing men's action sports apparel as well as contemporary clothing in Los Angeles, CA. Much like creating a clothing line, he starts each collection with a theme, by creating story boards, color palettes and sketches of potential works. All his art stems from fashion and he is inspired by the colors, media, and especially the innovative textures, which are prevalent in his work. Being a northern California native, he grew up going to Oakland A's games and remembers taking BART from Pleasanton to the Coliseum to enjoy seeing the A's play. He loves being part of the Oakland community and supporting the A's.

INSPIRATION BEHIND THE STATUE

The inspiration behind this piece came from the idea that everything you see in this world stems from art. We live, breathe, and create art every day and that is what this piece represents. The juxtaposition of the bright cheerful colors with the dark mask are designed to grab your attention and allow you to appreciate the message in this piece.

Charles Valoroso- Babar Stomper

ABOUT THE ARTIST

Charles first arrived in Oakland in 1968 to attend art school in Oakland. The Oakland Coliseum was built. The Oakland Museum was built. The BART was a metro work in progress. And, The Oakland Athletics was established. He currently lives in the East Bay and love everything about Oakland. The diversity. The Arts, The sports team and especially the weather.

INSPIRATION BEHIND THE STATUE

Charles Valoroso is one of the 50 artists that teamed up with other artists to create "BABAR" The Elephant King.

Nicki Bernacchi- Bay Boy

ABOUT THE ARTIST

Nicki has been a professional artist for 11 years. Her medium is Oil. Her paintings cover a wide variety of subjects. She paints people portraits, pet portraits, landscapes, marine, wildlife, and fantasy as well.

INSPIRATION BEHIND THE STATUE

She was asked to submit a design for the Stomper in Town event. Mind you, not something she normally does. Nicki thought it was a wonderful opportunity to be part of a historical event for our wonderful Bay Area. She has watched the Oakland A's as long as she can remember. Catfish Hunter, Rickey Henderson, Dennis Eckersley, and Reggie Jackson are just a few of her favorites. And of course…. Stomper! She welcomed the opportunity to be a part of the 50th anniversary celebration!

Girl Mobb- Bay Area Scapes

ABOUT THE ARTIST

Girl Mobb is an artist, muralist, printmaker, and teacher with a BFA from the Academy of Art University San Francisco. She is known for saturating the Bay Area with murals, street art, and gallery shows. As the founder and director of Graffiti Camp for Girls, she is dedicated to giving girls creative opportunities to enhance their public art skills. She has been a resident of Oakland for over ten years.

INSPIRATION BEHIND THE STATUE

Influenced by Bay Area scenery, Girl Mobb uses symbols and themes of Oakland in her signature style. Accompanying her, some of her students from her renegade mural class, Graffiti Camp For Girls assist with artistic aid. Palm trees, the port, and bright bubble letters star as symbolic focal points illustrating Oakland pride.

Jessica Jirsa- Bleacher Creature

ABOUT THE ARTIST

Jessica Jirsa is an oil painter who captures colorful impressions of the urban world around her at specific moments in time. Born in South Dakota and after having explored nearly every US state, in 2010 she started fulfilling the dream of being a full-time artist living in Oakland, CA. The ease and the spirit of going to an A's game made her quickly fall in love, and the East Oakland sunshine convinced her to bring an easel and paints. A 2014 shout out from Ray Fosse and being mentioned on Sports Center were some highlights of painting at the A's games...as well as dumping ice on the Front Office with Josh Reddick during the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge!

INSPIRATION BEHIND THE STATUE

This project is extra special to Jessica as she combines her love of painting, baseball, and Oakland. It seemed only appropriate to have Stomper express on the outside what fills his heart on the inside, this beautiful city and the beautiful game!

Michelle Mohler- Captain Stomp

ABOUT THE ARTIST

Michelle Mohler graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of North Florida, and subsequently moved to the SF Bay Area to continue pursuing her art career. She currently lives in Alameda, CA, where she maintains her devotion to making all things art, including painting, paper cut, and mixed media. Her fiancé, a U.S. Merchant Marine, was the inspiration to her Captain Stomper representation.

INSPIRATION BEHIND THE STATUE
Second to art, her joy is the Oakland Athletics. She has been a loyal fan since her move to the Bay Area, and attends as many spring training and regular season games as she can fit into her schedule. Having the opportunity to participate in a project that combines her two passions, art and the A's, has truly been an honor and remarkable experience.

Jamila Keba- Color Swirl Stomper

ABOUT THE ARTIST
Jamila is a San Francisco based artist, jeweler, and clothing maker. She was born in New Zealand to a German-Canadian mother and an Indian father and grew up in San Francisco, Hawaii, Australia, and Switzerland. While growing up in San Francisco in the Mission her love of art and drive to create was fed by the colorful walls of the Mission's murals.

Since moving back to San Francisco in 2013 she has painted three murals on Clarion Alley, a street in the Mission with murals painted on every wall, and one of the most famous sites to see murals in the city. Having grown up in the Mission it is still pretty surreal to her that she has a mural there. Fun fact, one of her murals is in a scene of the Netflix show Girlboss!

In addition to painting murals she also makes jewelry, hand printed scarves, marbled coasters, clothing, and more.

INSPIRATION BEHIND THE STATUE
This design was inspired by Jamila's study and love of color. She has been interested in color theory since college when she took a painting course that focused heavily on color theory, and in the last two years has started to learn about the science behind color, particularly focusing on how colors are formed and the difference between colors formed by light (additive color) vs colors mixed from pigments (subtractive color).

Joonbug- Cool Kicks Stomper

ABOUT THE ARTIST
Moving here, one of the first intros was hearing folks talk about 'The Town' and it gave Joonbug a sense of community each time he heard it. Therefore, he wanted it as the main focus when you see the statue, to have it almost pop off the shirt, then the back has the deeper elements of the town, like the fun, the prideful history, and the symbols of community. Joonbug chose a green that worked well with the gold base, also a subtle nod to the team colors.

Max Ehrman- Cosmic Stomper

ABOUT THE ARTIST
Max Ehrman (Eon75) was first slapped in the face by this obsessive art form called Aerosol Art in1995 when he was studying Architecture in Gainesville Florida. In Gainesville, there is a legal wall for muralists and graffiti artists to express themselves and execute large-scale murals. One day two international graffiti artists painted the wall and blew Max away with their concept and execution of the medium. The mural was amazing and it sparked a fire in Max. The next day he bought a few cans of paint, went to the wall, and has not stopped painting ever since.

Max's formal schooling is in architecture but over the years he has been more focused on art. He attained a Bachelors of Architecture from Florida Atlantic University and also a Masters of Architecture from the Bauhaus (Dessau institute of Architecture) in Dessau, Germany. The rigid and structured constraints of Architecture helped him to develop an eye for detail in his art. His art is heavily influence by organic forms in nature and the ocean. Having grown up in Florida and living on the beach most of his life, nature is an underlying element in all of his work. Free flowing organic forms that connect with the viewer in a naturalist way. The elements of the ocean and plant life can be found in his pieces, this is the basis for the forms he paints. The observer will find a repetition of 3 in every composition. This is used to balance out the painting and to follow the basic lead of nature and her forms. Nature is perfect in its construction of the parts to the whole. Leaves and shells are always structured off odd numbers.3's 5's etc. This pattern can also be found in Eon75's artwork.

Currently living in San Francisco Max is a freelance designer, architect, and artist. He has his hand in a little bit of everything, from graphic design, industrial design to the realization of large-scale murals in the bay area. He can always be found sketching or enjoying the outdoors and being influenced by his surroundings.

INSPIRATION BEHIND THE STATUE
When looking at the piece, Max wanted to carry the viewers' eyes from the top to the bottom of the figure by using line work that connected the piece as a whole and gave a sense of balance and harmony through color theory.

Danielle O'Malley- Day to Night Stomper

ABOUT THE ARTIST
Danielle O'Malley is a muralist based out of Oakland, CA. Influenced by folklore, 90's cartoons, femininity and the occult, her work weaves sugarcoated cutesy kitsch with the odd and macabre to create a world that is equally inviting and perturbed. She's exhibited and painted murals internationally from Berlin to Tijuana. She currently runs an online shop out of her home, called Filth Cakes, where she sells screen prints, fine art, and various designs.

INSPIRATION BEHIND THE STATUE

The Stomper is inspired by the diverse landscapes of California, from the mountains, to the desert, to the tide pools, and the beauty and magic they conjure.

Lisa Pisa- Deep-Rooted Statue

ABOUT THE ARTIST
Oakland native artist Lisa Pisa, fell in love with art since her childhood days of drawing Garfield and Ninja Turtles. Lisa is best known for her stylized mixed media paintings that reflect her playful personality and her love for hip-hop culture. Lisa, whose father is French and mother is Japanese, believes that her culturally diverse upbringing influenced her creatively unique style of art. Growing up, Lisa collected toys, unusual trinkets, records, and other items that she was able to incorporate into her artwork. Lisa earned her Bachelor of Fine Arts from California State University, East Bay and then spent some time in Kagoshima, Japan to further explore her cultural roots and find more inspiration for her art. Since her return from Japan, she has been involved in several art shows and gallery openings in the Bay Area and overseas. In addition to creating artwork for galleries, Lisa is a freelance sign artist and has painted murals for various local businesses, including the commercial music streaming company Spotify and Lagunitas Brewery. She believes that it's important to not over think her creations and just have fun in order to capture "the moment" and connect with her viewers.

INSPIRATION BEHIND THE STATUE
The Stomper statue that Lisa Pisa designed for the Oakland Athletics' 50th Anniversary appears a little weathered and is overgrown with oak tree branches and roots. These elements are intended to convey the team's grit, community engagement, and hometown love that has fostered the Oakland Athletics' legacy and years of fan devotion. Creating Stomper was a real treat for LP because her own roots run deep with the Athletics. Growing up in Oakland, Lisa actually went to the same elementary school as Ricky Henderson and the school celebrated this alumni by hanging class photos of him as a student alongside ones of him playing baseball for the Oakland Athletics to inspire the students. Lisa played baseball and softball growing up, so when the Athletics won the World Series Championship in 1989, it encouraged her to dream big, do her best, and grow.

For this Oakland native, the Athletics are a symbol of what "being Oakland" truly represents. She stated, "Our city has always had its ups and downs, but our spirit and drive makes us unique and resilient. Just like an elephant never forgets, Oakland Athletics fans never forget our team pride."

Generous Fans- Donation Stomper

ABOUT THE ARTIST
Donation Stomper was created by fans who contributed generous donations to the Oakland A's Community Fund during Fanfest on January 27, 2018 and received the opportunity to place a sticker on the Stomper in the Town statue.

Sludgepony- Entangled in Green and Gold

ABOUT THE ARTIST

Charlotte Hacker-Mullen, aka Sludgepony is an artist working in Oakland by way of South Carolina. Past artistic projects include a solo show at Oakland's N'aming Gallery, creating flyers for many local music and arts events, and Sludgepony's Secret Garden; a sculptural installation at Lake Merritt's Bonsai Garden. Charlotte grew up as a MLB fan thanks to her Dad and older brother and loves attending A's games.

INSPIRATION BEHIND THE STATUE

Charlotte is inspired by themes of interconnectivity, hyper stimulation, and creating a sense of wonder and awe in seemingly ordinary situations. She hopes to share her passion for finding magic and beauty in the unexpected through participating in the Stomper in the Town project.

Jessica Jirsa- Foxy Stomper

ABOUT THE ARTIST
Jessica Jirsa is an oil painter who captures colorful impressions of the urban world around her at specific moments in time. Born in South Dakota and after having explored nearly every US state, in 2010 she started fulfilling the dream of being a full-time artist living in Oakland, CA. The ease and the spirit of going to an A's game made her quickly fall in love, and the East Oakland sunshine convinced her to bring an easel and paints. A 2014 shout out from Ray Fosse and being mentioned on Sports Center were some highlights of painting at the A's games...as well as dumping ice on the Front Office with Josh Reddick during the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge!

INSPIRATION BEHIND THE STATUE
This project is extra special to Jessica as she combines her love of painting, baseball, and Oakland. It seemed only appropriate to have Stomper express on the outside what fills his heart on the inside, this beautiful city and the beautiful game!

David Macias- Fre Love Stomper

ABOUT THE ARTIST

David Macias --Art of Fre, is a self-taught multi-faceted artist whose passion for creating art began as a kid in the Central Valley. Life and opportunity brought him and his art to the Bay Area in 2009 where he has continued to experiment with a wide range of media. He has gained popularity in the Bay Area as a custom acrylic airbrush artist offering original and custom pieces in a nostalgic 90's art form and has displayed his artwork at Oakland's First Friday events. His work consists of pencil sketches, ink drawings, illustrative storyboards, ceramic sculpture, and acrylic on canvas. He is currently working on an original graphic novel that explores an environment challenged by man and man's urge to escape from it.

INSPIRATION BEHIND THE STATUE
His "Stomper in the Town" design celebrates Oakland's oak tree symbol with a bold color spectrum that plays off the trees swirling lines to capture the overall fun and love of baseball. The hanging hearts symbolize Oakland as a sanctuary city that embraces all people with diverse backgrounds and sexual orientations. Free Love Here...

Dean Stuart- Golden Roots Stomper

ABOUT THE ARTIST
Dean Stuart been working as a gallery painter and an illustrator for the past five years, and based in Oakland for 10 years. He has been fortunate to be included in shows at Spoke Art, Sketchpad Gallery, and Mary Weather here in the town. He works out of his studio at The Compound Gallery which is a fantastic place to work, explore, and support local artists. Dean is also releasing a self-published and illustrated book called Finders Keepers in June 2018.

INSPIRATION BEHIND THE STATUE
For his Stomper design, Dean wanted to be simplistic with the color choices and not compete with the structure of the mascot. Gold linework is always elegant and classy so he wanted to pair it with fun and familiar iconography of the Bay. He used the Oak tree logo as a branching off point to tie all the images together. I think the fluidity of the images worked out really well.

Jeff Meadows- Golden Stomper

ABOUT THE ARTIST
Jeff Meadows has been a professional screen printing artist for over 15 years, he both designs and screen prints apparel, art prints on paper, wood, and many other substrates. His retro style of artwork is that of the 30s and 40s with a special influence from cartoons and packaging of those eras. Working as a designer/illustrator Jeff has created many logos and graphics for businesses around the Bay Area. At the same time, Jeff's love for hand lettering and sign painting has lead him to paint many large-scale murals and signs around the world including his latest project for Pow Wow Mural Festival in San Jose. His drawings and paintings have been shown in galleries around the country, in Australia, Brazil, and

throughout Europe. Jeff is known for his extensive public art contributions. Among them, his most notable project for the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco.

INSPIRATION BEHIND THE STATUE
Knowing that the Oakland Athletics will be celebrating their 50th anniversary in 2018, and that typically 50-year anniversaries have long been associated with gold, Jeff decided that the statue would be like a gift from the Oakland A's to the Oakland community for the years of support for the team and organization as a whole. Since most statues are made of a precious metal or stone, it seemed obvious to him to make the piece classically fit the look of most carved or crafted statues that are seen in historical spots throughout the country. It also went perfectly with the fact that the Athletics colors are green and gold!

Bedelgeuse- Heart of the White Elephant

ABOUT THE ARTIST
Bedelgeuse is an anatomical collage artist. Work created under the Bedelgeuse alias includes cut paper collage, digital collage, and mixed media sculptural collage all centered around human anatomy. These compositions produce synergetic visuals that represent humanity's inherent relationship to nature.

INSPIRATION BEHIND THE STATUE
The intent with the Stomper statue was to show that the Athletics' "white elephant" has transformed to become a vibrant representation of the love for Oakland and the Bay!

Cleo Papanikolas- Hella from Oakland

ABOUT THE ARTIST
Cleo Papanikolas is the author/illustrator of The Opposite Is Also True: A Journal Of Creative Wisdom For Artists and Cook Until Desired Tenderness. She has a BFA in printmaking from California College of Arts and an MFA in painting from the University of California, Berkeley. As a working artist Cleo has painted large public murals, oil-on-canvas paintings for fine art galleries, and small pieces for print. Her illustrations are in books magazines and on over one hundred licensed products. She teaches workshops and online at CreativeLive.

INSPIRATION BEHIND THE STATUE
Cleo's Stomper design is inspired by vintage postcard scenes of Oakland, confetti, and fun times at the ballpark.

Hope Scott- Hip Hop Stomp

ABOUT THE ARTIST

Prettymuggindope (Hope Scott) has doodled her way to being an artist and creative soul, born and raised in Oakland, California. With the art training from Castlemont High School, and early mentoring from her art teacher Ms. Chew, Hope decided early on what fascinated her. She was motivated by graffiti, cartoon art, street art, anime, book illustrations, and much more. It was a creative journey as she completed coursework from Cal State East Bay, Laney College, and more recently, The Academy of Art San Francisco. Hope has always had a passion for art, music, and culture. Her mediums of choice are pencil work, acrylic paints, and digital imaging. She also has some impeccable graphic design skills.

Hope has volunteered with the Girl Scouts of America. She instructed some pretty interested art courses, helping them to earn numerous badges. She has completed commission work for several businesses in the Bay Area, while creating her own vibrant and remarkable pieces. Each piece is created with her own experiences, joys, and aspirations in mind. Prettymuggindope has become a remarkable and creative brand of Hope Scott. It represents music, love, and culture. We can't wait to see what else is next.

INSPIRATION BEHIND THE STATUE
The inspiration behind the Stomper design is a combination of her childhood surroundings and love for music. Growing up in Oakland Hope was surrounded by rappers, musicians, singers, and the whole hip hop culture. Break dancing, graffiti, beat boxing and so much more! This Stomper design represents the hip hop eras of the early 80's all the way up until the present...Hop Hop is here to stay!

Anthony Michael Diaz- If You Build It They Will Come Stomper

ABOUT THE ARTIST
Anthony Michael Diaz was born in San Francisco in the midst of the infamous "Summer of Love," which helped to mold his imagination with original ideas and images. As a native Californian, the Bay Area has always been a part of Anthony's creative spirit. With support from his mom and high school teachers, he pursued a BFA in painting from the California College of the Arts. Anthony worked for a couple of art studios from 1998-2005 as a foam sculptor, Halloween mask painter, and multimedia artist. With this experience, he began pursuing public art as a way to bring his ideas to a broader audience.

INSPIRATION BEHIND THE STATUE

Anthony painted the Stomper mascot from a construction worker design submitted by another artist, but since he had previous experience in the construction industry it was determined he would be the best fit to take on this project. Anthony had great reference from memory and items he still owns to create the look of Stomper as a construction worker (i.e. hard hat/ safety vest/and boots). Stomper adorns a safety worker vest, matching Oakland Athletics hard hat, blue jean pant design, baseball styled work gloves, painted tool belt, and sculpted work boots.

Anthony Michael Diaz- Kingfish Stomper

ABOUT THE ARTIST
Anthony Michael Diaz was born in San Francisco in the midst of the infamous "Summer of Love," which helped to mold his imagination with original ideas and images. As a native Californian, the Bay Area has always been a part of Anthony's creative spirit. With support from his mom and high school teachers, he pursued a BFA in painting from the California College of the Arts. Anthony worked for a couple of art studios from 1998-2005 as a foam sculptor, Halloween mask painter, and multimedia artist. With this experience, he began pursuing public art as a way to bring his ideas to a broader audience.

INSPIRATION BEHIND THE STATUE
Anthony's interest in The Oakland A's came at an early age as his Grandpa Joe was a big fan of the team. Anthony designed his Stomper statue after the historical Kingfish Pub & Cafe. It features a Kingfish logo jersey, Oakland Athletics hat, and pant design that recreates the markings on the walls and ceilings at Kingfish.

Amanda Hareskog- Light Hearted Stomper

ABOUT THE ARTIST

Amanda Hareskog was born and raised in Sweden but traveled to the Bay Area for art school. She completed and received her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Academy of Art in San Francisco and has been a professional artist for 4 years now. She loves creating new worlds with fantastical creatures and making up interesting narratives to go with them. Amanda is currently working out of her studio in Berkeley, where she also lives with her husband and puppy.

INSPIRATION BEHIND THE STATUE

Having a lot of heart is crucial for whatever you pursue, and the world can always use more color!

Jesse Hernandez- Luchador Stomper

ABOUT THE ARTIST
Jesse Hernandez is an artist born and raised in the Bay area, most widely recognized for his murals, vinyl art toys, and Illustration work. His style is known as Urban Aztec a combination of graffiti and ancient indigenous culture. Hernandez's artwork has been featured by Warner Bros, Fandango, the Oakland Museum, Rockstar energy, Rolling Stone, Juxtapoz, Gears of war 4, X-Box, Playstation, Outside Lands, and the Cosmopolitan Las Vegas. Hernandez has shown art in galleries and museums around the world, and painted murals in Oakland, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Mexico City, and Amsterdam.

INSPIRATION BEHIND THE STATUE
The "Stomper Loco" design was inspired by the tradition of Lucha Libre. Featuring the Stomper character re-imagined as a masked Luchador, always ready to defend championship belt.

Marco Mejia- MC Stomper

ABOUT THE ARTIST
Marco Mejia is a Bay Area native born in Berkeley, CA. He is a local artist and lifelong fan of the Oakland A's. Although he always wanted to be a baseball player, he's found that being an artist is a close second. Marco's favorite all time Oakland A's player is Mr.40/40, Jose Canseco.

INSPIRATION BEHIND THE STATUE
Marco's brother Manny helped him brainstorm the idea to create M.C. Hammer Stomper. Manny has the best ideas. M.C. Hammer was a ball boy for the A's, a Oakland Legend, and a pop culture icon, so naturally Marco thought the idea was a homerun.

"Now let's Hammer out a championship in 2018, because it's Time!"

Kevin Proctor- Night Night Stomper

ABOUT THE ARTIST
Kevin Proctor an El Cerrito resident but holds a special place in his heart for Oakland from his time living near Lake Merritt. He really enjoys producing public art and recently installed a large mural in Berkeley, CA. Kevin is particularly proud of a beer poster he produced for a local brew pub.

INSPIRATION BEHIND THE STATUE
In his search for a concept for his Stomper design, Kevin was looking for a simple but whimsical symbol that represents the heart of the A's. He found his selected theme in the great Rollie Fingers' handlebar mustache. Stomper is sporting handlebar mustache bespeckled pajamas in green and gold complete with slippers.

Jesse Hernandez- Oakland A'stec Stomper

ABOUT THE ARTIST
Jesse Hernandez is an artist born and raised in the Bay area, most widely recognized for his murals, vinyl art toys, and Illustration work. His style is known as Urban Aztec a combination of graffiti and ancient indigenous culture. Hernandez's artwork has been featured by Warner Bros, Fandango, the Oakland Museum, Rockstar energy, Rolling Stone, Juxtapoz, Gears of war 4, X-Box, Playstation, Outside Lands, and the Cosmopolitan Las Vegas. Hernandez has shown art in galleries and museums around the world, and painted murals in Oakland, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Mexico City, and Amsterdam.

INSPIRATION BEHIND THE STATUE
This design represents the #Urbanaztec street art character style. A mixture of Aztec And Graffiti influences. The design prominently features the iconic #DeathSerpent character, a representation of the Aztec god Quetzalcoatl the Feathered serpent, and the duality of Life and Death.

Sirron Norris- Oaklove Stomper

ABOUT THE ARTIST

Sirron Norris, born in Cleveland, Ohio graduated from the Art Institute of Pittsburgh, he then settled down in San Francisco in 1997. Since then his career has spanned many different sectors of the art world. He has received the prestigious Artist in Residence from the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts and the de Young Museum and also has shown in many quality galleries throughout San Francisco. Sirron has also made a name for himself in the areas of Public art. His most notable mural, "Victorion: El Defensor de la Mission" located in the historic "Balmy Alley" has been featured in several magazines, books and advertisements. His largest and most complex is the Calumet Mural which is 600 square feet and located in the Mission district among most of his three other public works. Commercially, Sirron has had success in the areas of multimedia, advertising and entertainment. Sirron was the lead artist in the animated show "BOB'S BURGERS" where he created the backgrounds and character designs. Previous clients include: MTV, Comedy Central, Ricoh Theta, Mitsubishi, Bravo, Engadget, among others.

INSPIRATION BEHIND THE STATUE

Sirron wanted to bring his signature style to Oakland. He has painted San Francisco landscapes for years and now is interested in Oakland's landmarks and the East Bay. He loves to celebrate cities and their ascetics. He likes to make people feel at home when they see it.

Gina Dominguez- Our Town, Our Team Stomper

ABOUT THE ARTIST
Based in Oakland, Gina Dominguez has been a mosaic artist for 23 years. Finding inspiration from nature and the people that live in the Bay Area, she likes to think of mosaics as painting with tile and glass. Most recently she has created public and private installations for the City of Oakland, the Berkeley Public Library, Highland Hospital, Lucy Evans Baylands in Palo Alto, and the Lucile Packard Children's Hospital at Stanford.

INSPIRATION BEHIND THE STATUE
Green and gold is a way of life in Gina's household. Her husband, a lifelong A's fan, converted her about 30 years ago. Enjoying baseball with their 10-year-old son has become a family tradition. When the opportunity to participate in this project Stomper in the Town presented itself, she had to do it. The Athletics have such a fascinating history, her goal was to capture a portion of it in the design: love of baseball, Oakland, the neighborhoods, the players, the organization, and of course, Bill King.

Alise and Jack Eastgate- Pacific Slugger

ABOUT THE ARTIST

Alise and Jack Eastgate are Oakland-based collaborative visual artists. Alise is from Louisiana and Jack is from the Fiji Islands; they each found creative inspiration and one another in Oakland. Alise and Jack have exhibited in solo and group shows in the Bay Area and they have live-painted at events and festivals throughout California and the Fiji Islands. Through their joint project, East Rand Studios, they have created public art in Naitasiri, Fiji and in the Laurel District of Oakland.

INSPIRATION BEHIND THE STATUE

Pacific Slugger is inspired by the Pacific Ocean and how it connects Oakland to the South Pacific islands, creating shared communities and experiences. Pacific Slugger is dressed for the ocean and adorned with an Oakland A's tattoo inspired by the traditions of Pacific cultures.

Wendy and Michelle Arbeit- Peace, Love, and the Oakland A's

ABOUT THE ARTIST

Wendy and Michelle Arbeit are identical twin artists whose mixed media artwork has been featured in museums, galleries, and corporate settings across the U.S. and internationally, including the Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery, the U.S. Department of Justice, the University of California Office of the President, and AT&T.

INSPIRATION BEHIND THE STATUE

"Peace, Love, and the Oakland A's" celebrates the storied counterculture history of the Bay Area. Stomper sports a fringe suede vest, psychedelic pants, and a flower crown, and carries with him a "new" 1970 rookie card of Vida Blue and a "Flower Power" sunflower.

Antonio Armaz- Q Stomper

ABOUT THE ARTIST
Antonio Armaz is an artist based out of Vacaville, California, where he resides with his family. He owns Armaz Kustom Paint & Restoration, a small business where he restores and paints classic cars, occasional Harley Davidsons & motorcycles, and does other small projects like pedal cars and bicycles (beach cruisers being his favorite). His car restorations and paint jobs are often seen at car shows throughout the state of California.

INSPIRATION BEHIND THE STATUE
Antonio is a long time A's fan. He was born in the Bay Area, and named after Tony Armas, of the 1980s Athletics team. Antonio enjoys trips to the ballpark with his family each season.

Alicia Pola- Que Viva Los Athleticos Stomper

ABOUT THE ARTIST

Alicia Pola is a novice artist from Arleta, California, and this statue is her first public display of art. This opportunity has given her the chance to pay respect to her father, a Puerto Rican raised in Oakland, who she attributes her love for the Oakland Athletics.

INSPIRATION BEHIND THE STATUE

Alicia is thrilled to transform Stomper into a stylish mariachi band member, decked out in GREEN and GOLD and committed to the A's. This Stomper is meant to honor Latino A's fans and their deep roots in the Oakland community, while also representing her love for music and her Mexican American heritage.

Alfredo Monarrez- Steampunk Stomper

ABOUT THE ARTIST
Alfredo is an Oakland native and lived most of his life in the Town. He attended Allendale Elementary and Bret Harte Middle School before moving away. He grew up an A's fan, and even though he moved away, he always remained rooted in Oakland. He graduated from The Art Institute of California - San Francisco, but did not pursue a career in art. He did however use art as a form of expression and it remained a passion and hobby of his.

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Alfredo's design was inspired by the City of Oakland's innovative and industrious nature. In this piece Stomper is comprised of a combination of machinery and technology, while incorporating the A's colors.

Mimi Dean and Bohannon Middle School Students- Steppin' Out with Stomper

ABOUT THE ARTIST
Mimi Dean is a long time A's fan, having discovered the A's when they played the NY Mets, her hometown team, in the 1973 World Series. A child of 12 at the time, Mimi was completely enchanted by the groovy uniforms and wild mustaches. Mimi, otherwise known as "Trashsista Turnin' Junk into Funk" inspires kids in San Lorenzo schools to creatively repurpose everything imaginable.

Alyssa Asis, an 8th grade student and recent immigrant from the Philippines is a very quiet young lady. She loves to cook Filipino foods, especially Adobo. When she is not cooking, she is spending every waking minute of her life drawing. Alyssa, like many of Ms. Dean's students, is in spring training to be an Oakland A's fan!

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Mimi and Alyssa collaborated to get the Stomper in the Town project off the ground. Mimi had a vision to create an (B)East Bay Stomper, starting with the Bay at Stomper's feet, moving up through the East Bay hills, and ending with the starry night sky and an amazing A's fireworks show at the edge of the Universe because the A's are out of this world! The logos, designs, and sayings highlight the 50 amazing years that the Oakland Athletics have been bringing joy and making memories with their fans in The Town.

Ricky Watts-Stompedelic

ABOUT THE ARTIST
Richard "Ricky" Watts is a visual artist from Sonoma County, most notably recognized for his abstract works of psychedelic color gradients and fluid shapes. At age 10, Richard requested to be called Ricky in homage to his favorite baseball player, Rickey Henderson. Ricky's commissions list includes work for Google, Outside Lands Music Festival, YouTube, IBM and Anchor Brewing Co.

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The inspiration for this piece is derived from Ricky's current style of work with abstract shapes and layering. The green and yellow color tones selected are in tribute to the Oakland Athletics.

Erin Colcord- Stomper is All of Us

ABOUT THE ARTIST
Erin loves the arts as well as "arts and crafts." Her passions range from painting, drawing, and photography, to anything "crafty"- and on to storytelling. A lighting applications engineer by day, she helps architects, lighting designers and engineers with their commercial building projects. After growing up in Ohio and earning a BFA in fine art photography from The Ohio State University, she transplanted to the SF Bay Area in 2002, where she's been doodling in the margins ever since.

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As a mascot, Stomper embodies our collective fan enthusiasm for the Oakland A's. "Stomper is All of Us" shows us this by reflecting our images back to us in thousands of round mirrors, which represent baseballs.

Tony Kendig- Stomper on Point

ABOUT THE ARTIST

Tony Kendig is a 34-year-old recreational artist. Raised in Portland, OR, he has been living in the Bay Area for about 10 years. Tony is a big fan of all sports, including a few A's games every year. He has been working on his particular style of detailed ink and paint designs, making customized pieces for family and friends.

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The statue design is inspired by the art style pointillism as well as the circular designs of color blind tests. Tony has broken down stomper into a few thousand individual circles of color.

Alfredo Monarrez- Stomper the Ornatephant

ABOUT THE ARTIST
Alfredo is an Oakland native and lived most of his life in the Town. He attended Allendale Elementary and Bret Harte Middle School before moving away. He grew up an A's fan, and even though he moved away, he always remained rooted in Oakland. He graduated from The Art Institute of California - San Francisco, but did not pursue a career in art. He did however use art as a form of expression and it remained a passion and hobby of his.

INSPIRATION BEHIND THE STATUE
This design was inspired by Alfredo's love of the Oakland A's and his fascination with Ornate designs. He decided to reimagine Stomper in his game day uniform, but with an Ornate twist.

Tara Funk- Stomper's Authentically Oakland Jersey

ABOUT THE ARTIST

Tara Funk grew up in the Bay Area and currently lives in Emeryville, CA. She went to her first A's game at the age of 2 and has been a diehard Oakland A's fan ever since. Learning the love of art from her mother who encouraged her creativity, and the competitiveness of sports from her father; Tara has combined the two to create life-size drawings and digital art of Bay Area athletes.

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Tara wanted to keep the look of the Stomper she grew up with, but also wanted to accentuate the idea that the A's are authentically a part of Oakland; therefore, a jersey for Stomper that is made from a map of Oakland.

Joani Share- Stuck on the A's

ABOUT THE ARTIST

As a recent transplant from Phoenix, Joani Share has a strong connection to the Oakland A's having experienced many Spring Training seasons in Arizona. Now, as an East Bay artist, Joani is active in the Bay Area art community, exhibiting work in Oakland, Walnut Creek, Benicia, and San Francisco. She believes that art unites people. After the devastating Napa and Sonoma fires this fall, she began an initiative called "stARTover," where she worked with various local art organizations and businesses to collect and donate art supplies to artists who lost everything.

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The design reflects the diversity of Oakland through the use of overlapping colors, words, and maps. The word "baseball" is repeated in many languages on Stomper's pants. His arms and legs contain pieces of maps of many Oakland neighborhoods.

Nicholas Woodworth- Stumper

ABOUT THE ARTIST

Before moving to San Francisco in 2003 - and long before he became known for his Help Your Self street poster campaign or his wide-ranging work developed for his creative studio, Quest For Cool - Nicholas Woodworth spent his childhood squeezed into a three bedroom house, with all eight of his family members, in the small town of Oakley, California. And, despite their shared love for their local sports teams - the Oakland A's especially - they also somehow managed to live in a house without a single television. If they ever wanted to watch their team play - and not just huddle around the radio - their only option was to see a game in person. And in a household where even a quick trip to the store had to be planned, the coordination required for a family trip to the ballpark to watch the Oakland A's, was a major event. So, when his parents piled him and his five brothers and sisters into the back of the truck for a trek to the Oakland Coliseum, it was something special.

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For Nicholas, going to A's games has always been about family. He drew his inspiration for his Stomper design, from the etymology shared by his family name, and the city his favorite baseball team calls home. The "wood" in Woodworth, and the "oak" in Oakland, led him to create Stumper - a tree-version of Stomper - the result of the seed planted by his family during their epic trips to the ballpark when he was a kid, that grew into a lifelong love for the team.

Jim Richardson- The Athletics Through the Years

ABOUT THE ARTIST

Jim Richardson is a 63-year-old retired civil servant currently residing in Cherryland, CA. This is his first art project. Jim attended his first A's game in 1970 and continues to attend games today.

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Jim's inspiration behind the project was the photography of baseball cards over the years. And for millions of kids a 3.5" x 2.5" connection to our baseball heroes.

Bobby Arte- The GOAT Stomper

ABOUT THE ARTIST
Born and raised in Oakland, Bobby Arte has been a lifelong A's fan and has always known that he would be a professional artist or athlete. Luckily, he has managed to do both. Armed with a BFA from the University of Hawaii, Bobby went on to play professional football in both the NFL and CFL. Now with over 20 years of art experience Bobby Arte is making the Art World stand up and take notice. He has completed pieces for 50 Cent, Keith Legoy (President of Sony), Pat Monahan of Train, Marshawn Lynch, and even participated on a group painting for the Queen of England

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As an Oakland raised artist/athlete he has always been enamored with the speed and cunning of Rickey Henderson. The way he could frustrate even the best pitchers and catchers with his ability to steal any base is something Bobby wanted to capture in this piece.

Wendy and Michelle Arbeit- The Oakland A's Rock

ABOUT THE ARTIST

Wendy and Michelle Arbeit are identical twin artists whose mixed media artwork has been featured in museums, galleries, and corporate settings across the U.S. and internationally, including the Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery, the U.S. Department of Justice, the University of California Office of the President, and AT&T.

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"The Oakland A's Rock!" is inspired by the rich Bay Area music scene. Stomper is featured as a classic 1980's hair band lead singer who rocks out with a glittery guitar, body jewelry, rainbow leopard pants, and a shock of electric blue hair.

Wendy and Michelle Arbeit- Tourist Stomper

ABOUT THE ARTIST

Wendy and Michelle Arbeit are identical twin artists whose mixed media artwork has been featured in museums, galleries, and corporate settings across the U.S. and internationally, including the Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery, the U.S. Department of Justice, the University of California Office of the President, and AT&T.

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"Tourist Stomper" envisions Stomper as a hardcore Oakland A's baseball fan who is visiting Oakland to see the game. Complete with a Hawaiian shirt, fanny pack, and Tevas with socks, he carries pamphlets of local attractions, a game schedule, and Bay Area transit tickets.

Colin Andersen- Where-o-Where is Stomper

ABOUT THE ARTIST

Colin Andersen an illustrator and cartoonist originally from the mist and trees of the pacific Northwest now living in Oakland. He worked making Illustrations and graphic novels with pen, ink and many cups of tea that he would accidentally dip his ink into, drink, and wonder why his tea tasted terrible. He has set aside his Mariners fandom to help a worthy rival appreciate their great fans!

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Colin was inspired by a combination of wanting to depict a crowd of cheering A's fans as a zoo full of animals and of Where's Waldo books to create the design "Where - O - Where Is Stomper ", where hidden within the animal fans is a little elephant to find! If you can find it let me know on Twitter or Instagram!