This term, I took a great class taught by Rob Clayton. One of the projects was a personal term project, with which we could do anything we wanted. I decided to make skateboards; I was particularly interested in skateboards from the late 50's (the DIY homebuilt boards) and also the 60's (the early production models). The trucks/wheels for the "Mongo" board were "chopped up" and sanded down roller skates from the 50's (or older). I skated one of these before I started painting them, and it was super fun/loud/scary. I was also looking at a lot of sign paintings, and got inspired by them.