SURFACE : ICE
February 7, 2014
Growing up in wilder regions of New England, you learn to skate everything. EVERYTHING. For your edification (or perhaps ridicule), The Worble presents its first in a series of studies: ice. When you live and breathe skateboarding, well, things look different—the physical terrain around you and even what you read. American Transcendentalist, Ralph Waldo Emerson, says in his essay "Experience," published in 1844, that "we live amid surfaces, and the true art of life is to skate well on them." Ice skate? No, ice skateboard. In a creative reading of both text and terrain, Dave Mull takes his board and hits the ice … sort of hard sometimes.