New York, NY
My name is Jackson Boutin and I am a student, artist and skateboarder from Crown Heights, Brooklyn.
Throughout my life, I have always been surrounded by art. From an early age, my house was filled with a variety of African art and works from the Harlem Renaissance. Art to me is a tool I use to express myself. One of the reasons why I enjoy skateboarding is because it’s a fun way where I can express my personal style and highlight what makes me different, which is beautiful in its own sense. What sets you apart is what makes who you are. The art of skateboarding, and art in general, has helped me to gain an appreciation for such.
Q + A:
What makes you feel most alive?
Cruising down the streets of New York City with my friends.