Since I was a small child, California culture has influenced me. I was the kid growing up in a small town in Texas, reading Thrasher magazine, skating up and down our single strip of concrete, dreaming of waves to surf and California girls. As I got a little older, I started making art and found that a large concentration of artists were making things that were somewhat similar many miles away. I’ve no doubt been inspired by many of them and can see many of the parts and pieces I’ve picked up along the way.
Tomorrow, Jessica and I will make a journey to meet some of those artists, see the sights and places I’ve dreamed about for many years. It’s been a long time coming and I’m super excited about the trip we’re about to take. See ya in a week or so.