Matthew McDole is a Louisville-based artist and avid skateboarder. His work mixes tattoo flash-art style with pop culture references, seamlessly blending macabre and deadpan humor. McDole’s clean, graphic, and straightforward imagery expresses a kind of be-happy, life-is-meaningless attitude. Ultimately, McDole is a romantic, and this feeling of the insignificance of life is a cause for celebration and reason to enjoy life. He believes people should make the best of their situations in the brief amount of time they have. The imagery in his work references all manner of symbols from intimate to absurd. These symbols are indicators of personal experiences and interests to highlight joys found in life both large and small. These things are great reminders that things aren’t always so serious, and don’t sweat the small stuff.