Where do skateboards go after they retire? Well, if you’re a skateboarding enthusiast like 37-year-old Tokyo-based artist Haroshi, you make beautiful sculptures from the huge pile of decks and broken parts you amassed over the years.
Haroshi became infatuated with skating in his early teens so it’s only natural that he started using decks as the medium for his artworks. His wooden mosaic style is made by stacking and gluing a heap of decks together and shaving the final artwork into the decks. Any object that gets a second life is okay with me, especially when they have been crafted into sculptures as beautiful as Haroshi’s.