We’ve seen a handful of interesting and exciting skateboarding tricks and if you think you have seen it all, then think again. Boone Williams, an artist, a sport enthusiast (whatever you may choose to call him) is here to bring his two passions under one roof. This artist is known to make spectacular art creatures using nothing but broken skateboards. His 25 years passion brought him both a feeling of achievement and disappointment. Performing his favorite stunts successfully was always very enthralling, but achieving them at the cost of his skateboard was disheartening. So, he decided to figure out a way to treasure his broken skateboards for life. He decided to give broken skateboards a new artistic life by transforming them into beautiful creatures.
Last year Boone exhibited his creation for the first time at shows and events like “Robot Love,” the Close to the Edge music festival, and the traveling Bandwagon Roadshow. His work has also been seen locally at the 321 Local art space/venue, and further north in Daytona Beach for several Art Official Group shows. He plans to display his latest pieces and some old favorites at seven festivals in various cities throughout the year.
I just go with the flow. If something looks good, I screw it on. It really depends upon my mood and what’s going on in my current life. Sometimes it can take me months to really brew up an idea for a skate creature… But I also have my sporadic moments where a creature just comes to mind without even thinking of it. Generally, once I start building a sculpture it always comes together regardless within a few hours or a day or so.
Creating and using my artistic ability comes naturally to him. As a child he had great fondness for art and music. Inspired by her grandmothers creativity and passion for art, this ingenious artist thought of giving new life to old, discarded skateboards. His grandmother is 90-years-old and still follows her passion of painting. This is a great motivation for Boone to keep going. He still has 400 broken boards stacked up his house that are waiting for a artful makeover. Many of the creations that he has donated have served as one-of-a-kind trophies at skate contests held at Eastwood.