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Tuesday, November 7, 2017

BUMRAT

I grew up in Quebec and moved to Toronto in 2013. The theme of the board is raw and deconstructed, with the image of the rat symbolizing the underground subculture of Toronto. Inspiration came from artists Basquiat and Mark Gonzales who play with raw, yet complex designs. Both artists were inspirational to me because of their work in the realm of the abstract. 
The board was hand pressed on a styrofoam mould using seven layers of Canadian maple. The design was created using a tape stencil that was cut and then spray painted in three separate
layers. The last step was the board being speckle painted chrome. Smooth contrast allows images to 'pop' on the board and varying texture compliments the brand "Bumrat", which is grungy with its roots based in the punk scene. 
I enjoyed using the skateboard as a canvas, expressing myself through art.

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