Lodge Legend, Matt Dove


foto: Eric Attleson

Foto: Eric Attleson

Name: Matt Dove

Current: Job / school: artist, craftsman,

Where are you from? Baltimore, Maryland

Where do you currently live? Berlin, Maryland

Kids / family status: Life partner, 1.2 little ones getting big quickly

Age: 43

Sponsors: Green Issue, Skeleton Key mfg

Years of skateboarding: 33

Board size: 8.375

Wheel size: 58mm

Trucks: Not sure? Whatever lines up with the width of my board

I change set up every: Jeeze…?When my board gets soggy and my wheels get slow

When I chill, I chill with,

My lady Stephanie

Im have been on a mission lately in ( with)

skating-wise, Derek, Pribble,

Dream session is,

A perfect 75 degree ,sunny evening at phishlips with all of my east coast, west coast, midwest and world family of skateboarders, but not more then ten of them at a time, lol.

lip slide, Foto: Geoff Graham

lip slide, Foto: Geoff Graham

Lately i have been working on

Creating, raising kids, filming a part that I have always wanted to film with Eric Attelson

When I was little I would like to…

Fish, hike, skate, paint, make stuff, catch reptiles

When im home I like to,

Work on concepts,/ideas to create

I normaly call my homies for,

Making sure everything is cool with them, laugh about something, to go skate

Your homies are,

Derek Krasauskas, Jesse Fritsch, Navarett, Attelson,

I enjoy to go to,

Fishing, hiking, looking for cool materials to create with


Greenissue “stand for something” Matt has few tricks in here. Dopeshit, dope edit. 



Favorite drink is,


Favorite food is,

Sea food /Sushi

Favorite drug,

Caffine, nicotine

Found some older footage of Matt Dove Shredding in 1992-93 !!!…that is OVER 20 years ago dear readers, please check some of the tricks…



When I cook , I cook,

I love making good breakfast foods, but I enjoy cooking anything as long as I have fresh ingredients

I listen to,

National public radio mostly. Music wise ? Just about anything from time to time, just depends on where my head is at that time. All time favorite band is The Melvins

To go to resturant is,

A really special ocassionally or away from home

Favorit skateboarders, 

Chris Miller, Neil Blender, Bucky, Mike Frazier, Peter Hewitt, Rune, Jimmy Wilkins

Favorite skatepark ,

So many, honestly


John Falls

Fat farker to fakie,  Foto, John Falls


Favorit spot,

To skate, Phishlips, to just go to besides skating, fishing , mostly away from highly populated areas and people

TOP 3 citys,

Prague, CPH, ?? not super fond of cities, hahaha

When I do not skateboard I,

Like to create things, fishing, chill with my snakes, spend time with Etta ,my daughter

My fitness program is,

Stretch a lot, try to keep up with my step daughter with her gymnastic work outs, it kills me though,..

When I get old I want to,


I would like to see more of,

Peoples realization we are just fleas on a dog and we are all ultimately here for the same reason. Respect for each other and the planet we live on

That one time where I was in jail because of,

N/A, never been

I should do more of,

Practicing respect and humility

My future looks like,

My current goals

I dream of,

The weirdest shit most of the time, when I remember them

The book I currently read is,

Not much on reading

If I could change the world I would,

Eliminate descrimination , increase respect/ acceptance of creative thinking and abstract problem solving, eliminate overt greed and selfish actions including short sighted industry without consideration for the well being of the rest of the world’s well being

I would love to be in a movie with,

Kristopher Walken, Jack Nicholson, Tom Waitts

foto: Paul Horning

foto: Paul Horning


I currently follow ( sociale media)

I use instagram happily, I go to Facebook guilt filled, I need to rid myself of that..


Okay what is up with your “art” & art work ? 

I have a home based art studio/work shop, where I collaborate with my love/partner Stephanie Karn. We focus on salvaged items and materials, mostly antique woods, but not limited to. Both of us paint, do some graphic stuff, furniture, sculpture, jewelry,..pretty much bring ideas or concepts we come up with into reality.






How long have you been making art, rings & ( what else ? )

I have been creating things as long as I can remember, drawing, painting, building things. I have been making rings for about 2 years now.






Can you make a living out of your art work ?

It’s financially challenging at points, but just like skateboarding it’s a passion I can not deny nor see as not something I do.

Do you have a online site ? or other sales platform ?

Currently we sell our rings on etsy at etsy.com/shop/prfstudio A good amount of my other artwork can be viewed online on my facebook page as well as my instagram as punk rock fish and punk rock fish studio.


How come you got into making art ?

It’s always been in and around me. I was fortunate enough to grow up in a creative environment that supported creative thinking. My mother, father, brother and grandparents were and are creative people. From painting to drawing , sewing , writing and building. I have always been surrounded with an appreciation for the arts and creativity.

A few of MD designs. Th rings are MD “full set up” skateboard rings., comprised of 100% recycled skateboard parts. Wheel, sliver of truck and board.





Anything else,

I love you Etta, Sienna,Tai and Stephanie, I love you action of Skateboarding, I love you Mother natuure,


To all of my friends and family that accept me for who I am and who I’m not.

Thanks MATT for supporting the lodge, Shredding ARTMAZING  !! 


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