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Tower: Fantastial Skateboard Series

Tower: Fantastical Skateboard Series

pllywood, oil paint & varnich
dimensions: 33" x 11"
2017

Iconic architectural image of World War II Observation Tower in Prouts Neck, Maine that primarily functioned to direct ancillary fire to protect Portland Harbor from enemy attack. During the post war era, this structure became a daily reminder of the area's contribution to the war effort before being removed in 2004.

 

To stand despite all possibility of falling, we are led to the upper ways by yearning to free ourselves...from constraint, in pure mobility." -Paul Klee

Fantastical Skateboard Prototypes is an exploration of design & motion, using the skateboard as a 3-D canvas & the early Bauhaus design mantra "Assume Everything" as a process template for the series.

"I started skating back in the '70's, a pivotal decade in the evolution of skateboard design & riding. It was a remarkable time to witness these changes & I confess that my first ride did consist of a pair of re-purposed roller skates  borrowed from my sister.

My enthusiasm towards the sport & the technology still persists... As I flow through space on these vessels, I find a ceaseless sense of wonderment in the perception rate, the gestalt, of new images suddenly revealing themselves & I revel in the freedom of efficient self-navigation.