Collage by Acid Invader
13 October 2015
Another reason skateboarding is still mostly ruling. You have an individual such as The Acid Invader aka Dave Carnie, making this lovely and intricate collage series, The Taal of Taube. Each piece, deviant and subversive with the common theme of the flying rat, the street pigeon, which in turn is one of the endearing mascots of the Antihero skateboard cult. These collages end up on the bottoms of skateboard decks to be briefly enjoyed, as they are temporarily mounted on the walls of finer skate shops everywhere, before they end up, below the feet of young boys (and an increasing number of girls, women and old men). Thereupon, these lovingly cut and pasted works of surrealist art and their accompanying flights of literary fancy will swiftly smudge, quickly collapse and rigorously rub off on curbs, coping, railings, walls, benches and embankments that litter our concrete-coated planet. All the more beautiful in their temporary nature. Destroyable, forgettable, disposable, art. Perfect. My favorite in the series, below, is the John Cardiel model aka "The Circusfixtion."