Friday, October 29, 2010

John Cardiel

I did this sculpt to honor one of skateboarding's most incredible individuals. It wasn't a commission or anything. I really did it for myself. But as I came close to finishing the sculpt, I thought 'Why not send it to John?' I'm really glad I did. It's the least I could do for a guy who gave so much inspiration to the skateboarding community. When he recieved the sculpture via the guys at DLX, he called me to thank me for it. When I realized who I was on the phone with I couldn't breathe. LOL I was so hyped! Thanks John!
I want to thank the guys out at DLX for helping me finish the sculpture. Jim Thiebaud and Damon Thorley both sent me photos that helped me out tremendously. When the sculpt was finished I sent it to DLX and they made sure John recieved it.

I love Mark Gonzales so I'm gonna quote him again here speaking about Cards in the Transworld Sight Unseen film. "He's an original ripper; He's an original Coors." I'd say that about sums it up. There are few people who epitomize the spirit of skateboarding like John Cardiel. If you don't know that, then you need to go watch his videos. Enough said.


  1. Sooo Sick!!! Your art plus the art of skateboarding...what a combo!! I'm sure it's only a matter of time before getting some nice offers for your peices. I know I would love to get my hands on one of these.


  2. how much and where can i get the cardiel...

  3. the face on cardiel is so on point dude!!!! Amazing

  4. your work is beyond words!!!! would you be willing to trade for original REX RAY art? Look it up, worth good ching... been a skater for over 35 yrs and would kill to have your work in my collection.... also have a sick board collection including a new Jay Adams Z-Flex signed by TA, among others.... keep on keepin on!!....

  5. this is amazing, i love this dude to death what can i say!?