Pete Kirby – skateboard

Local artist Pete Kirby created this ‘Fakir’ deck for our 2012 skateboard design competition WHATEVER IT TAKES.  Here’s a web gallery of some of the other boards.

Pete talking about his board:

“Beyond the obvious comparisons with ‘fakie’, a simple skate manoeuvre and ‘f****r’, a sardonic term of affection, Fakir is a statement about the challenges facing young people in Cornwall in C21st. It represents the paradox of pain and pleasure into adulthood, a ‘bed of nails’ on which to be a whirling dervish on a skateboard.”