Going for Broke


Going for Broke is a painting made based on my experiences skateboarding.  I chose to represent a skeleton skateboarding because it amplifies the vulnerability of our bodies. When I was fifteen I wrecked my left arm trying to do a noseslide and ended up having surgery where doctors installed screws into my bones to hold my elbow together.  Since skateboarding is one of the earthly pleasures I would be enjoying in the afterlife this piece honors the idea of the Day of the Dead by depicting not just any skeleton skateboarding but my skeleton skateboarding.  After my first broken arm I have continued to skateboard and have broken a total of nine bones. I feel this piece is very personal to who I am and sums up the passion to do what you love.



Original Skeleton Skateboarding Painting

Going for Broke is a painting of a skeleton skateboarding and is painted with many layers of acrylic from the background to the foreground.  It is then enhanced with an enamel outline which helps separate the foreground from the background a technique that is commonly found in animation cells.  The actual  surface of the painting measures 8″x12″ and is painted on a smooth birch panel.  This piece comes in a custom frame made from an old skateboard deck bringing the total size to 15″x22″.  This is a very unique piece that would make a perfect gift for anyone who loves to skateboard or who really admires the skateboarding lifestyle or collecting art based on Day of the Dead culture.  

Canvas Prints

These are hand-signed, ready to hang, high quality Giclee inkjet reproductions nearly as beautiful as the original work. They are gallery wrapped around a 1.5″ stretcher bar frame, printed with archival pigment-based ink, and coated with a UV varnish that will extend the life of your art. Please allow up to two weeks for your prints to be shipped from the time ordered since custom stretcher bars must be made and the Giclee must be stretched at the time of the order. 

Paper Prints

These are hand-signed museum quality prints with pigment based inks printed on archival, glossy paper. Each print is wrapped in a clear sleeve and backed with a stiff  chip board. Paper prints have a white border and are ready to frame since they come in a standard frame size.  

Purchase Options:
Original Skeleton Skateboarding: $ 800
16″x20″ Giclee on Canvas $335
12″x15″ Giclee on Canvas $235
8″x10″ Giclee on Canvas: $105
8″×10″ Paper Print: $15

We also accept special orders so please contact me for alternate sizes  and pricing.

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Original, Giclee Canvas Print 16×20, Giclee Canvas Print 12×15, Giclee Canvas Print 8×10, Paper Print 8×10

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