June 5, 2013

Haroshi – Skateboard Sculptor

Japanese artist, Haroshi, has made a name for himself by taking a medium that he knows well and manipulating it into pieces that we can all relate to.  Now, I realize I gave it away in the title, but seriously, can you even believe that the sculptures below are all made from skateboard decks?

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Haroshi’s in depth knowledge of not only the different types of skateboards, but the different models from each maker, has allowed him to identify countless used boards upon spotting them and he is instantly able to gather like ones together to create stacks of colorful boards.  He then painstakingly shaves them or mosaics them into smooth, vibrant sculptures; an inspiring transformation, indeed.

earth-01 pigeon-02-02More of Haroshi’s work can be found on his website (where all photos on this post were sourced): haroshi.com


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