For a group exhibition at the Miller Gallery (in Charleston, SC), a dozen local artist were invited to paint skateboards based on any sort of musical inspiration.
After much debate (oh, the endless possibilities!)… I decided to use the Crosby, Stills, & Nash song, “Southern Cross” - a song that conjures adventure vibes, being on the water, sailing, and traveling. Drawing from my current exploration of coastal maps, I painted the Intercoastal Waterway as its runs by Sullivan’s Island and the Isle of Palms, SC. These barrier islands fit perfectly onto the shape of the skate deck with the ICW running the length of it, a symbol of travel by water.
“SOUTHERN CROSS” / acrylic paint on birchwood skate deck, coated in epoxy resin
From beginning to end, many layers of acrylic and a makeshift epoxy station later, this was such a fun project, and I was honored and excited to be included in the show!
Thank You to Miller Gallery!