No.140 : DB6 Pit Bull Gas Mask

The DB6 Pit Bull Gas Mask was first displayed in Zurich, Switzerland at Sneakerness as part of Cadillac x Freehand Profit “Dare Greatly” artist feature. The one of a kind piece was commissioned by @d1ooy in the UK, and will accompany his other 2 custom sneaker masks (the DB5 Angler Fish & 5Lab3 Iron Man Helmet)….

100th Mask Unveiled: 3Lab5 Hellafant Gas Mask

I’m proud to present my 100th sneaker mask, made from Jordan 3Lab5s nicknamed the “Hellafant”. I began thinking about this particular photo shoot before I even chopped the shoes. I wanted so badly to have an elephant included in the shoot, but being aware of issues facing the world’s wildlife I knew it wasn’t going…

NEW RELEASE! The Freehand Files: No.95 True Blue III Gas Mask

The Three is my favorite of Jordan Retros and that definitely carries through to my Jordan 3 masks. The Black Cement 3 Gas Mask was a major milestone for me and it brought about some of my closest alliances, most noteably with 8 and 9. The Black Flip 3 Gas Mask demands attention with its…

The Freehand Files: No.78 Doernbecher IX Gas Mask

Originally released August 15, 2014, the Doernbecher IX Gas Mask is one of my favorite photo shoots. I painted the winged background using a last minute stencil I cut. The body paint was a completely new aspect to the photo shoot as well and I think it all came together very well. I also really enjoyed…

The Freehand Files: No.70 Jordan Toro IV Gas Mask

Originally released January 14, 2014, the Toro IV Gas Mask is made from 2 pairs of Jordan IVs. It was commissioned by the same collector who commissioned the 100th sneaker mask – made from 3Lab5s, based on my Hellafant G.A.S. Mask design and releasing October 29th. Easily a crowd favorite for it’s resemblance to the…

NEW RELEASE! The Freehand Files No.85 University Blue V Gas Mask

Kicking off a mask heavy October with another release – leading up to the release of my 100th sneaker mask on October 29th! Skipping ahead a few to keep you on your toes, here’s the 85th sneaker mask! The University Blue V Gas Mask is made from a single pair of 2006 Jordan Vs. The…

The Freehand Files: No.63 Steel X Gas Mask

Originally released October 17, 2013, the Steel X Gas Mask was commissioned by and created for then Houston Rocket, now San Antonio Spur Reggie Wiliams – as was the University Blue XIII Gas Mask which was also remastered today. The days are ticking away as we approach the release of my 100th mask on October 29th….

The Freehand Files: No.61 Raptor VII Gas Mask

The Raptor 7s hit my Chopping Block  in 2012 at the 8 & 9 Art Basel pop up, it was one of my very first Live Chops (a deconstruction of the shoes for a mask at an event that gives folks a chance to see the dissection in person.) The Raptor VII Gas Mask was…

The Freehand Files: No.53 Thunder IV Gas Mask

Originally released alongside 2 other masks donning the infamous black and yellow. The Thunder IV Gas Mask was made from a single pair of Retro Js and released online on September 1st 2013. That’s the 9th month, what better time to release masks paying tribue to the 9 membered Wu Tang Clan. In proper form…

The Freehand Files: No. 49 Grape V Gas Mask

The Grape V Gas Mask, made from 2 pairs of the 2013 Jordan Retros, was unveiled at the Sneaker Lifestyle event in Montreal. It released online along with a recap the event on June 1, 2013. You can also see videos of me at work on the mask by SneakerNationTV, click here to watch the…

The Freehand Files: No. 47 Black Infrared VI Gas Mask

The Black Infrared VI might be the most iconic of any of my sneaker gas masks. In February 2014 I made it the inspiration and basis of my very first miniature sneaker mask lace locks. I made the original mini sculpture by chopping up mini sneakers and a GI Joe gas mask, later molding and…

The Freehand Files: No.46 White Cement III Gas Mask

Easily in my Top 10 of sneaker masks, the 46th in my body of work was made from White Cement IIIs. Masks like this one are a big reason why the Jordan 3 surpassed the Jordan 5 as my all time favorite basketball sneaker. This mask was also the basis for the Mini Sneaker Gas…

The Freehand Files: No.45 Fire Red IV Mask

Originally released on May 15, 2013. It belongs to one of my best collectors and has the mask had quiate a tour, displayed from Brazil, Mexico, Brussels, Montreal, to Los Angeles and Paris. The midsole forms an iconic nose that is reminiscent of a skull, all the while the soles’ toes make a sinister but inviting…

The Freehand Files: No.36 Jordan VII GMP Gas Mask

Sneaker color ways have been transformed into my palettes and I was really excited when the Jordan “GMP” Pack came across my Chopping Block. The classic balance of black and white with gold accents brought just the right amount of luxury to my sneaker mask roster. The GMP 7s are still one of my favorite…

The Freehand Files: No.35 Jordan VI GMP Gas Mask

Debuted in the pages of my 2012 art book Army of the Undeadstock, the Jordan VI GMP Gas Mask released on FREEHANDPROFIT.com on January 15, 2013. The GMP Jordan masks belong to a long time collector in Montreal but I’m proud to announce that the GMP VI Gas Mask will be on display for the…

The Freehand Files: No.31 White Cement IV Gas Mask

Originally released on November 19, 2012 – the Air Jordan IV (4) “White Cement” Gas Mask was featured on the cover of Army of the Undeadstock, Freehand Profit’s first art book. This mask was also raffled off with the help of Nice Kicks to one lucky fan! Who knows what’s in store for Freehand’s next art…

The Freehand Files: No.25 Olympic VI Gas Mask

One of the last shoes I camped out for, I picked up the Olympic 6s that went into this mask from Millenium Shoes in Inglewood. At 5:30 am I was 1 of 4 people in line but when the doors opened the first 2 folks in line had their friends and family in line with…

The Freehand Files : No.20 Chicago X Gas Mask

Now that the Rocky Fire evacuation has been lifted and I’m back in the studio I can return to our regularly scheduled programming: namely The Freehand Files. Originally released on April 18, 2012 this mask vanished while on display in LA and has yet to be found or returned.

The Freehand Files : No.15 Black Cement 3 Gas Mask

One of the last shoes I camped out for, and one of the very few I’d probably camp for again. I’m consistantly asked if I feel any regret towards cutting up shoes, the answer is a resoundig no. How can I feel regret towards something that has brought so much good into my life? Through…

The Freehand Files : No.014 : Last Shot 14 Gas Mask

Man, I’d love a chance at shooting this mask again. The Last Shot 14s gave it such a unique character but I rarely post photos of this mask because I’m not happy with the photos I took of it – which is exactly why I take such care (and often a lot of time) to…

The Freehand Files : No.012 : Air Jordan Fusion IV Gas Mask

A lot of folks did a double take when they saw this, worried that I chopped up a precious pair of Air Jordan Laser 4s. You can rest easy knowing it was only a pair of dreaded Fusions. Considering it was mainly the upper that I used to create the mask the result was mainly…