Art from recycled skateboard decks by Haroshi

Dunk 2010 by Haroshi

Haroshi is an avid skateboarder who translates his love of the sport into hand crafted sculptures made from recycled skateboards. His website describes his method which is similar to the mosaic style used to create wooden Japanese Buddhas:

90% of Buddha statues in Japan are carved from wood, and built using the method of wooden mosaic; in order to save expense of materials, and also to minimize the weight of the statue. So this also goes hand in hand with Haroshi’s style of using skateboards as a means of recycling.

Haroshi merges his love of skateboarding with his art by burying a skateboard part inside each sculpture. Here are a few of Haroshi’s colorful and tactile artworks, with several photographs courtesy of Brandon Shigeta

Dunk 2010 by Haroshi

Dunk 2010 by Haroshi

 

Dunk 2010 by Haroshi (top view)

Dunk 2010 by Haroshi (top view)

 

Dunk 2010 by Haroshi (bottom view)

Dunk 2010 by Haroshi (bottom view)

 

Screaming my hand 2010 by Haroshi photo courtesy Brandon Shigeta

Screaming my hand 2010 by Haroshi photo courtesy Brandon Shigeta

 

Screaming my hand 2010 (2) by Haroshi photo courtesy Brandon Shigeta

Screaming my hand 2010 (2) by Haroshi photo courtesy Brandon Shigeta

 

Screaming my hand 2010 by Haroshi

Screaming my hand 2010 by Haroshi

 

Screaming my foot 2010 by Haroshi

Screaming my foot 2010 by Haroshi

 

Screaming my foot 2010 by Haroshi (front view)

Screaming my foot 2010 by Haroshi (front view)

 

Mad Skull 2009 by Haroshi

Mad Skull 2009 by Haroshi

 

Harvest (2) by Haroshi photo courtesy Brandon Shigeta

Harvest (2) by Haroshi photo courtesy Brandon Shigeta

 

Harvest by Haroshi (2)

Harvest by Haroshi (2)

 

Harvest by Haroshi photo courtesy Brandon Shigeta

Harvest by Haroshi photo courtesy Brandon Shigeta

 

SK8 Bear and Tattoo Bear 2009 by Haroshi

SK8 Bear and Tattoo Bear 2009 by Haroshi

 

Mario series 2009 by Haroshi

Mario series 2009 by Haroshi

 

Mario by Haroshi photo courtesy Brandon Shigeta

Mario by Haroshi photo courtesy Brandon Shigeta

 

Moose 2010 by Haroshi

Moose 2010 by Haroshi

 

Moose 2010 by Haroshi photo courtesy Brandon Shigeta

Moose 2010 by Haroshi photo courtesy Brandon Shigeta

 

Moose 2010 by Haroshi (detail)

Moose 2010 by Haroshi (detail)

 

Moose 2010 (detail) by Haroshi photo courtesy Brandon Shigeta

Moose 2010 (detail) by Haroshi photo courtesy Brandon Shigeta

 

 

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