Japanese Artist Haroshi Recycles Old Skateboards

Haroshi goes through thousands of old broken skateboard decks for wood to use in creating his lifelike sculptures. Haroshi likes to give each piece “a soul.” Once he picks the material he stacks them on top of each other, cuts them down to size, shaves off the excess debris and paints them. As he is constructing it he puts a piece of the broken bearings in the center, the heart of his work. The final product is then coated with a glossy finish. Props to Mike Hersh for the ill find.

More photos of his work after the jump.


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