Lucas Hale #19 Skateboarding is Medicine
By Lucas Hale
|Dimensions||30 × 10 × 5 in|
Moosehide, skateboard, glass beads, quills
"Skateboarding is Medicine" focuses on themes of healing and kinship. As the child of parents who were both adopted, I wish to honour my relationships with my parents and the culture I was raised in. Together, my mother and I are on a journey of reconnecting with our Lenape roots. My father raised me within the subculture of skateboarding. This work honours those bonds through traditional beadwork techniques and contemporary skateboard graphic art, with imagery influenced by Lenape creation stories. Through the creation process, I discovered the many parallels between skateboarding and beading. Beading is medicine. Skateboarding is medicine.