Thursday, December 23, 2010

Art by Dan Rhoades,
a skateboarding artist who says his influences are strong and have trickled into his life even apart from the artwork

"Skateboarding saved me from that brutal scene. It exposed me to so many great things outside of my hometown and helped me avoid the bro virus."

"What do you think you would’ve become if you’d never picked up a skateboard?

I’d definitely be doing something creative even if I hadn’t started skating. I’ve been interested in art since I could hold a crayon. That isn’t to say that skateboarding hasn’t been a source of creative inspiration for me throughout the years—the graphics, the videos, the music in the videos—not to mention the act of skateboarding itself, if you’ll excuse the “skateboarding as art, not sport” clichĂ©."

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