American, b. 1972, Orange County, California, based in Huntington Beach, CA.
Interview conducted on June 12, 2005 for the 2008 documentary film Beautiful Losers.
What was your first commercial art project?
Do you approach the work you create for commercial purposes differently from your own personal practice?
Have you ever turned down the chance to make work for a commercial project?
Do you think the message of art can become diluted when presented within a commercial context?
Why do you think a company like nike invests so much in supporting creative culture even though it’s not specifically an advertisement?
Do you think there is a danger in counter cultural activities getting mainstream acclaim?
What do you think about the fact that it’s being labeled a movement right now?
Has there been a seminal moment of cohesion over the last decade between you and your peers?
Do you remember a moment when people started to go their own separate ways?
What do you attribute the recent success of you and your peers?
What about people like Barry Mcgee, who didn’t really have a background in skateboarding?
Talk to us about the self reflexive approach to advertisement you take for the Toy Machine campaigns.
Tell us about Steve Powers?
What about Shepard Fairey?
What about Phil Frost?
What about Chris Johanson?
What about Marc Gonzales?
What about Barry Mcgee?
Is there anyone in this group that you are referring to?
Any thoughts about Jo Jackson?
what about Margaret Kilgallen?
Tell us about Mike Mills.
Tell us about Clare Rojas.
What about Aaron Rose?
What do you think it is about this type of work that attracts a younger demographic?
What advice would you pass on to the next generation of kids getting into skateboarding or art?
Do you think this group of artists can have a positive impact on the world in the near future?
Tell us about the deformer project.
Why do you continue to live in Huntington Beach?
What do you hope our film will accomplish or communicate to its audience?