“Art” is your weekly dose of Artistic creations that have caught my attention. I feel like art is being devalued in our culture and we are losing our sense of creativity. These posts hopefully spark your creativity.
This week’s artist is one of my personal favorites, Haroshi. Haroshi is a skateboarder and self-taught woodworker, known for his large and small sculptures made from used skateboard decks.
To make each sculpture, Haroshi carefully selects and stacks the skateboards, then carves, paints, and polishes them to give them a smooth, veneered finish. Because skateboard decks are made of layers of processed wood, the final sculptures appear to have striped surfaces. During the construction of each sculpture, Haroshi places a broken skateboard piece into the core of the sculpture to give each piece, what he deems, a “soul”. What do you think about his pieces? Do they resonate with you?