Haroshi the skateboard sculptor!

Monday 4 February 2013

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Haroshi: Skateboard sculptor

Here's an interesting wood artist we stumbled across online - his name is Haroshi, and his work - much of which is based around skate culture - is all created using broken skateboards! The multi-coloured skateboard ply which he uses to create layers and mosaics gives his work a very distinctive style. "My process is very time consuming." He tells Wired magazine; "Essentially, I assemble the decks into stacks, glue them together and cut into pieces. I use a sander, chisels and Japanese carving instruments with ultra-fine blades. Sometimes I apply different types of laminate to the wood to give them different finishes (depending on the subject)." Click here to see his site.

PHOTOGRAPH BY TARO HIRANO/PICTUREMAN STUDIO