Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Jamie Thomas

Jamie Thomas has long been a mover and shaker in the skateboard industry. His part in Toy Machine's 'Welcome to Hell' video had an enormous impact on the skateboard community. It was definitely a game changer when it was released and it absolutely had a lasting effect on me. Say what you will about Jamie, watching him destroy those enormous handrails while Iron Maiden belts out 'Hallowed by Thy Name' was unforgettable. I felt it would be fitting to make my first skate sculpture an ode to this beast. I didn't chose a particular scene or photo to base this sculpture on. I just thought, 'Jamie Thomas = Smith Grind'.
This first one was definitely a learning experience. There is a lot of room for improvement but the most glaring mistake is that pole stuck in his butt. I should have found a way to incorporate it in the hand rail. Live and learn.
The finished product...

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