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Living in spirit: Walt Pourier

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Always teaching

Photograph By Circe Baumgartner

Pourier holds up Vans shoes, sharing with children how they can do art at home. "Art and skateboarding, which are inseparable in my mind, gave me something to live for and ways to express myself when my own life felt most difficult," he says. "I've been trying to share that in any way I can."