"The skater scroll"
I took a media experimentation class with the Clayton Brothers (Please check them out - it’s worth it) and it was a complete life changer. I was given the opportunity to choose the topic and medium for a large project we would work on most of the semester, so I dedicated myself to visiting different skate parks in and around LA while taking reference photos, exploring the environments around the parks, and seeing the different types of skaters that occupy them. It was definitely something out of my comfort zone to tackle a project this big and I failed pretty hard in the beginning. I have a tendency to be very precious and controlling of my work and it really wasn’t working with the content. About a month ago I totally restarted the project and it turned into this, which I’m pretty happy with.
I worked on glued together pieces of Rives BFK with micron pens and printmaking ink, and the total size of the piece is a little more than 15 feet. If any of you are in the LA area and would like to see the piece in person, then stop by the Art Center College of Design student gallery in Pasadena where it’s on display all summer :)