Skateboard art is definitely becoming more than just an offbeat trend. Today there exists a real movement among artists and environmentalists to use old skateboard decks as a medium to paint on. Artists from around the globe have been heeding this call and have been creating some amazing paintings as well as sculptures from these discarded boards.
I recently came across this beautiful skateboard painting created by James Jean for the 15th anniversary of Giant Robot Magazine. It’s a tribute to Adam and Eve painted in a beautiful, light and fluid manner. According to Jean, “Skating has always seemed to me a courageous activity, and what is courage but an absence of shame. Adam and Eve were expelled from Eden, pitiful in their nakedness, shameful in their new knowledge. However, the rise of science made man and nature transparent, naked again under a microscope and scalpel. We adorn ourselves with knowledge, hiding our private selves under a crimson web, until a bad fall shreds it to the bone.” That’s pretty deep. To learn more about this amazing artist please visit: http://www.jamesjean.com