Artist Statement

Shred the Vote! is a skateboard art project created to encourage civil political discourse and informed voting. Artist Andrew Child has designed decks for all of the presidential candidates in the 2020 election who polled nationally for their party at 10% or higher the week of February 24, 2020.

Each of the decks showcases a candidate through layered photomontage. The montage represents: the candidate’s background story; key platform/policy positions espoused by the candidate; the candidate as a skateboarder; and finally, the goal – the White House in 2021.

The lighthearted visuals employ humor to break down communication barriers and invite exploration of presidential politics through conversation rather than tribal partisanship.

These limited edition skateboards are available for purchase through election day – November 3, 2020.