Each week the Dana Point Times will highlight one local or regional artist’s contribution to the Elephant Parade: Welcome to America open air exhibit, which will be on display until early November. This week we stopped by Strand Vista Park to take in the coastal views and a sunset with the San Francisco-based spray paint artist Chor Boogie, who originally hails from Oceanside.
This year marks Boogie’s second year participating, and even though his canvases are traditionally flat Boogie said spray-paint has allowed him to adjust and given him the freedom to maneuver “anywhere and everywhere” along the elephant’s surface.
When asked why he chose to share in donating to the Asian Elephant Foundation’s largest fundraiser to benefit the endangered species, Boogie said, “To sum everything up … it is all love right here. It is the love for the elephants, it’s the love for engagement with the people, and I would say especially for the children. This is an inspiration, inspiration for the youth.”
ARTIST: Chor Boogie
LOCATION: Strand Vista Park, located on Selva Road west of Pacific Coast Highway