|"The Birth of Nineopus" acrylic, ink and spray paint / 2011|
I'd never painted a skateboard before this bad boy, so I was pretty stoked at the idea of the project. I've never really hesitated to paint anything that's crossed my path. Ironically despite playing with found wood, vinyl toys, records, tables, walls, license plates, signs and even bricks- I'd never gotten around to covering a deck. I liked the idea of painting an old used board that had character. Something like this should be re-purposed since it probably will get hung, not rode. I made a call via Facebook for anyone with one they could part with and followed up to some prints for not only this deck but my next project now.. a very retro surfboard!
|After musing my running base colors for a couple of days, I kept seeing tentacles so that's where Nineopus was conceived!|
|What came first, The Nineopus or The Egg?|