Happy Birthday Steve Olson!

As @mrolson birthday continues, we wanted to share this vintage Olson clip from the “Art For A Cause” art show to benefit Therasurf, a local org founded by Malibu native/surfer Jimmy Gamboa. Therasurf is comprised of a “diverse collective of parents, professionals and members of the surf community committed to the belief that there is healing energy in the power of the ocean, and the goal of Therasurf is to provide children with special needs the opportunity to benefit from that positive energy by safely getting them into the water and up on waves.”

Steve Olson: Hi, I’m Steve Olson. 
Juice Dan: Why do you do art?
Steve Olson: Why not? Because it’s something that one has to do. 
Juice Dan: Okay, moving on from that dumb question. 
Steve Olson: That’s a crazy question.
Juice Dan: How does the power of the ocean affect you? 
Steve Olson: It’s kind of similar to the cleansing of the water in the womb. Have you ever heard that? 
Juice Dan: There’s a first time for everything.
Steve Olson: Oh, really? Well, it’s true, supposedly. 
Juice Dan: Is that why you surf?
Steve Olson: No. I surf because I like to smash. 
Juice Dan: How does that translate into skating?
Steve Olson: It’s the same, and I’m really interested in drawing lines. 
Juice Dan: How about music? 
Steve Olson: Bass lines, guitar lines, vocal patterns… I don’t know. Everything is about a line, if you’re standing in line to get on a ride…
Juice Dan: Or to go to the bathroom. 
Steve Olson: Same difference.
Juice Dan: If you had to describe your art in one word, how would you describe it?
Steve Olson: Dope. [laughs]

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