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Snake: Explained

1990

“My next autobiographical graphic was the Snake. Pretty simple: The Burning City is the skateboard industry, the snake is me — I came flying in like an eagle but I crawled like out a snake. I felt so low, so mistreated and so hurt by my experiences in skateboarding / by the skateboard industry and I wanted a graphic that communicated that.

Those early board graphics were so crucial to me. They were a way for me to communicate how I felt or what I valued. My boards were a canvas for me to express myself upon and it really seemed important at that time to say or do something with the opportunity. When this board came out it was pretty obvious my days with World Industries were numbered… ”

— Mike V

Snake