Welcome to a story of creativity and unexpected turns. This blog post shares the journey of a special skateboard I created, featuring Superman, one of the most durable superheroes known. Initially designed for a gallery in New York, this skateboard was not just any piece of sports equipment; it was a work of art meant to endure.

Unfortunately, despite its robust build, it met an untimely end due to an unforeseen accident involving a forklift. Here, I’ll take you through the whole process, from the first brushstroke to its final day, celebrating the life of a skateboard that was more than just wood and paint.

Robert Womack's Pop Art SuperMan DC Skateboard

A Call to Creativity

It all started with a thrilling phone call, a friend on the line with an opportunity that would soon unfold into an artistic endeavor, unlike anything I'd ever taken on. The commission? A custom-painted skateboard for an illustrious gallery in New York. But this was no ordinary skateboard; this was a canvas that demanded a hero, a symbol of resilience and strength.

Superman Logo DC Skateboard Pop Art

Crafting Durability: More Than Just a Board

The board I chose wasn't just sturdy; it was designed to withstand up to 500 lbs, a testament to enduring quality. Yet, in selecting the theme, durability was my guiding star. Who better to symbolize this than Superman, the epitome of indestructibility in the realm of superheroes? The Man of Steel was not just a choice; he was the perfect embodiment of the board's essence.

Robert Womack Superman Skateboard

A Labor of Love and Precision

Transforming this board into a masterpiece was a journey that spanned a full week. Each stroke, each detail, was infused with admiration for the iconic superhero and a deep respect for the art form. The result was a piece that not only met my expectations but exceeded them, a vibrant homage to Superman that was ready to make its mark in the Big Apple

An Unexpected Turn: When Heroes Face Kryptonite

Excitement turned to disbelief when I learned of the skateboard's fate. Despite its crafted durability, the board met its match not in the hands of a formidable foe, but under the cold steel of a UPS forklift. The incident was not just a shock; it was a stark reminder of the unpredictable nature of fate. Blame was cast my way, but amidst the disappointment, a resolve formed within me.

In Memory: The Legacy of a Superman Skateboard

Though the skateboard's physical form was no more, its spirit endures. This blog post serves as a digital monument to what was, to the artistry and the passion that brought it to life. Let this story be a reminder that even in loss, there's beauty and a narrative worth telling.

In the end, my Superman skateboard may have encountered its kryptonite, but like its namesake, its legacy is invincible.

Finished Superman Skateboard Pop art

Although the physical form of the Superman skateboard is no longer with us, its story doesn't end here. It lives on through this post and in the memories of everyone who followed its creation and shared in the shock of its sudden destruction.

Thank you for joining me on this journey. Let’s remember this as a testament to the power of creativity and resilience—even in the face of unforeseen challenges. Stay tuned for more projects and stories, where art continues to meet adventure.

About the author

Bob Womack is best known for working with the famous artist Andy Warhols' apprentice Steve Kaufman. Bob has created thousands of original Pop Art paintings with Steven Kaufman in their famous Rawsak Studios located in Hollywood California.


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