Monday, March 21, 2011

Garbage From Art School: Self Portrait on Skate Deck

Here's another embarrassing piece from art school. I was obviously still way into the horror thing that comprised most of my early freelance gigs. In art school, students are asked to create self portrait after self portrait. (Hey... worked for Rembrandt!). So as I go through my student work, please excuse the amount of pictures you will be seeing of me. I'm not a narcissist, I swear!

This is acrylic & collage on a very water damaged 1980s Sword & Skull Skateboard Deck by Powell Peralta. Painted in 2002. This piece is now in the private collection of my Mother.


  1. What would we do without mothers? So how private is it - like hanging on the family room wall private or in the back of the hall closet private? Thanks for sharing.

  2. It has a creepy cool vibe so not really embarrassing to me at least.;)

  3. Hehe, Mark does y ourMom use it skate?

    I have this image of her "possessed to skate" while stepping all over her boy's face!


  4. Thanks for the comments everyone!

    @jahhdog ~ I don't think Mark's mom skates that deck cuz its at my mom's house and my name is Kevin.

  5. I think it's cool, and just a little cheeky - KISS fans always were and still are!

  6. You're embarrassed by that ? It's awesome, but I guess we're our own worst critics. You wanna see embarrassing, you should see the drawings MY mother has hanging up in her spare bedroom... did them on a sketch pad in cheap markers when I was in middle school.