About a month ago I was invited to take part in the Phidias Gold “Stack The Deck” Skateboard show in Boston next month. While I don’t do gallery things very often, every once in a while something pops up that I just can’t miss out on. Skateboarding and skateboarding culture has been part of my life for a very very long time. And even though it was made painfully apparent to me long ago that I would never be a good skateboarder (considering that fact that I am too tall for my own good, and grew up in the middle of nowhere on a gravel road), it is still something that I stupidly hold very close to my heart. The show has a lot of great artists taking part, and I can’t wait to see how my work looks slapped onto a deck.
I actually ended up doing 4 different designs for the show, but decided to only stick with the one on top with the half-naked broad. The elk and cougar design was something that I had shown parts of in previous blog entries, but unfortunately I feel like I went a bit overboard with it and made it just a little too dark and muddy. Also I felt like this was one of those opportunities where you do what you do best….and well, in my case I can only assume that would be spooky naked girls.
In other news, it is 80 degrees in the middle of march in Chicago. If this is the end of the world, I certainly have no complaints yet. Also, I have somehow been tricked into actually ENJOYING doing my taxes. Next thing you know it’s going to be plagues of frogs and famine.