Editors Note: Cloe took a trip to the Medoc (France) to meet a legendary underground shaper, Jeremy Ferrara. In the office, we have a few boards by Jeremy, they are to say the least, durable works of functional art. Cloe retells what the experience gave her. Enjoy :)
A Saturday. I drive on this little sunny road in Medoc. I imagine the sound of waves breaking, skateboards dress up urban space. I’m going to meet a man; an artist.
He repaints the world of surfing. He gives shape to boards. Puts them in colours often bright; sometimes pastel. Wave house. Ride house. In his workshops, he expresses himself. He leaves his creativity free. Painter of the oceans by conceiving boards. Sometimes fish-shaped.
Skateboarding culture. He designs his space with a bowl in the large room that precedes his different workshops. Welcoming passionate young people. The beautiful season; the light summer. Breathe fresh and salty air of the ocean when hearing ollies.
Project to develop the space in height. Small dorm on the floor. Conviviality to be in a community.
Open to share. Drawn to this space are skateboarders. The wind of the glide blows.
Rocked by travel. He gets around cities to draw the foam, with his family. In a van, they remake the world, all four. They leave to slide the waves, caress them.
Artist, and dad. Jeremy Ferrara.