Throwdown At Crystal Ridge is an ongoing collage series. It feature skateboarders, crystals, landscapes, and an impossible juxtaposition of scale. Or at least, physically impossible. For me, this series arose out of attempts to depict the deeper truths of skateboarding, truths that don't have words yet--truths that are only known to skateboarders.
The kernel of human nature that lies within that truth is perceptible to everyone. Even if people hate skateboarders, they can't deny the power of skateboarding. Everyone can bare witness to it, but only skateboarders can know the wondrous truths that are unlocked by years of dedication to a body-rending game that nobody wins. So, I wanted to try and create something that can give outsiders a little bit more of an idea what is actually happening when skateboarders perform these incredible feats with a fluidity that doesn't exist anywhere else on dry land.