I talked to some skateboarders and asked them to give me their first thoughts on what skateboarding meant to them. “Freedom” was the first thing, but they also said, “fun”. It gave them thrills, the best feeling, a chance for creativity, good times, and escape. One kid said, “It’s who I am.” Another just said that it made her relax and be happy. I thought about their remarks and realized that the same is true for most people’s passions. Our passions are who we are and what makes us happy. The base is an actual skateboard, covered with tesserae 32" x 8"