This project, much like many of Sean’s projects, was based on the concept of nature versus industry. Ever since his paintings in high school, Sean has been infatuated with the idea of nature removed from its environment and incorporated into everyday first-world society. With the approach of using sustainable bamboo skateboards as the design platform, it seemed right to have a subject matter that touched on the human effect on environmental disturbances. Sean wanted to create something that came across more artistically friendly in design while also having a prominent stand on the need of a conscious effort for change in industrial standards.
“Given the environment and style approach Platform is built on, it seemed only appropriate to attempt this project from a hands-on, non graphic medium. I decided to create these designs without the initial use of a computer and return to my favorite form of art; painting and drawing. I felt this style would evoke a sense of raw ingenuity and further suggest the overall objective of the brand.”