Skate & Destroy

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Published:  March 11, 2010
Brendan McKnight
Skate & Destroy

So what ever happens to used skateboard decks? Most of them end up under the bed and surface only during nostalgic moments when you want to remember a time when you were not a 42 year old balding executive. However a lucky few, end up being turned into cool stuff like these amazing artworks from art collective haroshi.

A refreshing take on eco and recycled artwork, the HARVEST project showcased a selection of the collective’s work throughout the years, following a philosphy to embrace sustainability through finding new applications for used possessions.

Nice exhibtion ey? Too bad it finished last week, and too bad it was in Tokyo (unless you live in Tokyo and happened to see it).

Fingers crossed some of our Australian gallery friends will bring this over to our shores. Hint hint.

All Images Copyright Brandon Shigeta

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18 Responses

  1. lydia

    Awesome – anything with Mario gets my tick of approval!

  2. brentjames

    great idea – hope these come to oz too

  3. Amazing.

    I really can’t get over the moose.

  4. Papa V

    Very cool stuff!!!

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  6. OMG! I LOVE THE MARIO ONE!! LOLOLOLOLOLOL

  7. petar and caitlin

    where yoshi?!

  8. DW

    SKATE AND ART x

  9. Steve O'Donnell

    love the work. I own an art gallery in Ireland and would love to exhibit this work. If anyone has any contact details please let me know.
    Thanks

  10. That’s a lot of skateboards. wounder how long it took to make the moose head? Is the show coming to the states?

  11. Skate boards go to a better place—creatively

  12. Stephen Ackart

    they must have followed a lot of fat kids to get that many boards!

  13. Tek

    The magazine ACCLAIM did an interview with these guys a while ago. Worth checking out…

    http://acclaimmag.com/feature-article/items/haroshi.html

  14. Finally! A good use for skateboards! love the hand myself….

  15. wicked! i want ‘em for my home decor

  16. Jeremy

    I love the use of colors in each one of the sculptures. Nice Job!!

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