71. Mooncoil111

September 2, 2022
September 2, 2022 Will Mackie

Welcome back to another Comacan Questions Interview as always, we’re proud to share an interview with a company, artist, creator, or person wherever we can, this week we’re proud to share an interview with an artist that we’re also lucky enough to call a friend. Not only are we sharing an interview with our guest but we’re also releasing his artist series one of a kind, Comacan deck, please enjoy this week’s interview with Mooncoil111.

What’s the inspiration behind the name Mooncoil111?
One of my close friends has called me about a thousand nicknames throughout the years, and the name is a combination of two of them, along with my favourite number. I picked those two names because they both resonated with me the most in terms of the art I was creating. Moon representing space and the unknown, and coil (or a spiral) representing the constant movement of time from one point to infinity.

What inspires you to create your art?
The thought of creating concepts with various elements relating to space, nature, geometric shapes, or vibrant colours always keeps me inspired. Once a thought pops into my head, I need to get the idea out, and I always enjoy the process along the way.

How did you get into skateboarding?
I was first introduced around 9 years old from my friends in the area. My Dad used to build small skate features for us to try out on the driveway which was super fun. A friend later introduced me to the Baker 3 video and that’s when I really got intrigued – my mind was blown from the level of skating and mayhem. The rest is history!

Does your art draw inspiration from skateboarding at all?
In a way – there are so many parallels between skateboarding and creating art, the excitement of a trick / creative idea popping into your head that you need to get down, the feeling of flow while doing it, and the creativity and freedom to try anything you want!

What does creating art mean to you?
I couldn’t live without it, art has always been a part of my life whether in the form of visual arts or music. Creating art gives me an extreme sense of fulfillment and happiness, and I am grateful for every opportunity I get to turn an idea into something real.

What does skateboarding mean to you?
Skateboarding means a lot to me for so many reasons, it’s the perfect combination of adrenaline, art, creativity, community, freedom, exercise, and meditation. There is nothing like it!!

Are you involved in any other projects?
Most recently, one of my pieces has been featured on Collective Arts beer labels which I am super grateful and appreciative of. I have a different collab with them coming up which I will keep a secret for now until it’s released! And last but not least you guys at Comacan have recently included me in your artist series, it was an honour and a ton of fun painting a design on one of your decks!!

Anyone you’d like to thank?
Huge thanks to my family and friends, Collective Arts brewing, The Local Skateshop, and of course Comacan for always supporting the local skate scene and local artists!!