Thursday, December 24, 2009
Trevor Burks Small Town Skaters
Titled Skate Myths this set of illustrations by Trevor Burks illuminates the plight of the small town skater. Most of us did not grow up in NYC or San Fransisco skating Brooklyn Banks, Pier 7 or any of the other famous spots we saw in the videos. No most of us were happy for a smooth spot of cement and a painted curb. Burks work shows the ingenuity of the skateboarder and his ability to selvage other peoples junk to create his own make shift skate parks. Many of the situations in these images rings true to my own experience growing up in a town in Germany that had far more cattle than people. The only major difference is the size of the boards that were much larger in my day.