Throstle - Alexander

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- Designed by artist, L.J. Throstle
- Full grain, "Grade A" American cowhide leather upper
- Digitally printed
- Tumbled leather lining and sockliner
- Rubber sole with laser engraved marking
- Two pairs of premium waxed laces
- Custom artwork-printed box
- 604 pairs feature this artist (see all)
- 154 pairs made in this style
- 6.04% donated to Saint James Music Academy

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L.J. Throstle, aka Lucy, is a mixed media artist originally from the UK, now residing in East Vancouver. Inspired by graffiti and pop art, she recently began working with mixed media, with her impressive work being recognized by the Federation of Canadian Artists. All her work is representational, built layer by layer using single use stencils and acrylic spray paint.

Lucy’s art piece for Six Hundred Four, named Big Red, was inspired by her constant interest in Canadian creatures. Giant Pacific Octopuses, with their ability to change colours and squeeze into small and tight spaces, have always been fascinating to her. They have a mythical, monster-like quality. Seeing that these majestic animals are found right in her backyard, Big Red was a perfect fit.

For her charity of choice, Lucy has selected the Saint James Music Academy, an organization that hits close to her heart and that she’s actively a part of. They teach music and give meals to urban youths from low-income families, who would not otherwise have access to music lessons. Lucy plays with the academy once per week and sees how positive the environment is for the kids. Growing up as a shy kid herself, learning to play the clarinet and saxophone in groups was something she really enjoyed, and the academy also provided a safe space to help her become a more confident person. She believes that a lot of children can benefit from the experience, not only in learning musical skills but also in the growing of self-confidence.