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Artist's inspiration behind 'Acid Drops'

How insomnia helped create impressive video animation of Jason Dill

Updated: January 15, 2012, 9:42 AM ET
By Joel Rice

Almost since their sport's inception, skateboarders have made valuable contributions to the visual arts. Whether it's Ed Templeton's searing photographs and boldly eccentric paintings or Mark Gonzales' oddly sympathetic cartoon figures and "broken poems," many skaters have earned international acclaim for their creative endeavors.

Additionally, artists with a strong relationship to skateboarding -- such as Barry "Twist" McGee and Harmony Korine -- have often ...

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