One of the most artistically influential people to ever grace the world of Hip Hop was the late and great Adam Yauch, aka M.C.A from the Beastie Boys. A highly talented musician, film maker, artist and active promoter of world peace. His raps and lifestyle switched me onto Buddhism at a time when most other rappers were busy rapping about their jewellery and sexual exploits. Sadly he passed on over to the other side a few years ago so I wanted to make a tribute fitting to the man.
So I painted this death mask in the style of ancient Buddhist wall paintings. Its painted onto half a skateboard to represent M.C.A's passion for skateboarding. This makes the piece hang at an angle on the wall so that M.C.A is always looking down from the heavens above.
Half a skateboard deck (wood)