Here is a look at the Harvest by Haroshi: Skate and Destroy Exhibition we told you about a few days ago (here). Currently on show at plsmis gallery in Tokyo till the 27th. Haroshi creates a series of playful artworks making use of old skateboards and broken decks.

“Skate decks eventually see its life shortened by snapping, cracking and/or wearing out. Purchasing new decks is a never ending cycle and this was evident by the tower of old decks that were reaching to the ceiling of my room. We can’t throw away these decks because they hold sentimental meanings to us. I looked at these unusable decks every day and thought there must be something I can make with these.

I decided to make some accessories with the old decks and this was the birth of Harvest. The works of Harvest are through the perspectives of a skater and as an artist. As a skater, I want to take responsibility of reusing skateboards when they were no longer useable. Also, as an artist I want to explore the possibilities of what can be done with skateboards.

We see the care and effort that a skater can have for his/her deck and we also acknowledge the origins of a skateboard. We believe that if the small things we do can connect to sustainability then we’re doing something right. We’d be satisfied in our effort when people look at products and start thinking of ways to recycle.”

Take a look at the images from the gallery courtesy of Brandon Shegeta.





















15 Responses

  1. psy93

    Fucking beautiful. So uniquer and stylish. I want the apple. 😉

  2. papawop

    thant is pue genius as a tattoo artist and a skate shop owner i appreciate great art and this is IT BOTH MY PASSIONS COMBINED very clever…..PAPAWOP …..owner KOPZ-N-KONZ tattoo n KNK skate shop hastings Nebraska

  3. ilana

    How did you get those bright colored stains on the plywood?

  4. Bryan Collins

    As a full time artist I see tons of uninspiring art cluttering up galleries worldwide. This, however, has blown my mind. I started skateboarding in the 80s, so I have that connection to the work, but I challenge anyone from any background to see this and not be impressed. The craftsmanship and planning involved, not to mention the time and energy spent collecting so many broken decks is bewildering. Makes me want to skate a little harder and think a little bigger. Bravo!

  5. Unkl Nutzzy

    Haroshi-san! Can't wait to hear about the reaction at the Shark Love art exhibit later this month. And thanks for letting Mayumi, Tre and myself view “the piece” beforehand. Incredible work and looking forward to more. Sk8 and Destroy, Unkl Nutzzy

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