Artist Bear Walker Takes on Pokemon – ‘It’s a Crazy Time to Be a Creator’

Everyone finds their way into art in different ways, for Bear Walker it was a culmination of many of his “accidental passions”. By that he means his love for skateboarding, pop art and culture and his training as a carpenter. Walker makes collectible skateboards, handcrafted and good enough to hang on gallery walls and grind rails. This is very modern pop art for a modern audience.

Today, Walker is famous for crafting artistic skateboards that are carved from wood before being spray painted, etched, engraved and singed depending on the design. As we talk, behind the artist is a wall patterned with his skateboards, one with tactile fish scales and the other with a retro Spider-Man. Skateboard art has a long history and we’ve already highlighted some of our favorite skateboard graphics, but Walker’s Boards Are his art.

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