Saturday, June 15, 2013

Jamie Bernard Mural – Black Market Skates

Jamie Bernard Mural on Black Market Skates

I was intrigued by this small mural of Jamie Bernard on the side of Black Market Skates (2404 7th Ave. Seattle) the first time I saw it walking to work. I found out later that Bernard was a fixture in the Seattle skateboarding community. And, that he ended his own life. The mural is a half body shot of Bernard with red roses in the bottom third of the portrait and his birth and death dates: 4/25/82 to 9/11/10.

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  1. I just found out about this. He was my best friend in grade school. We made countless narrative videos together in his back yard and his kick ass basement. I remember when he built his first half pipe, also in his back yard. I was always the most excited to go to Jamies house to play. H e always wanted to hang out and go on adventures and we always had something to do. On top of that, we never fought nor argued, ever. I had no idea he was such a legend in Seattle. He and his entire family were incredibly generous.

    I love you and miss you Jamie, Tom, and Lovely Jackie Bernard.

    -Jordan O'Leary

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