How Do You Make a Skateboard Out of Trash?

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Artist Mac Premo was tasked with creating an object from repurposed material and came up with new way of making decks with dumped waste.

The end product made from old pieces of wood and discarded paint buckets probably come up heavier than your average Canadian maple rig but it’s good to see people celebrating World Wildlife Fund’s Earth Hour with a heavy cruiser.

Haroshi opens Live and Let Live project

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The incredible work of Haroshi has graced Japan this week with more mind blowing works of art, all made from his obsession to preserve and rejuvenate thrashed skateboard decks.

Last night saw the grand opening of his new skateable sculpture at the H.L.N.A in Osaka where the Daggers were first to drop into his new piece, the Live and Let Live project.

More of his work can be found here from his London exhibition.

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Haroshi – Monster Children interview

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Hiroshi’s woodworkings are masterpieces and to see them up close and personal last year when his exhibition ran at Stolen Space in London was a treat to say the least.

Monster Children visited his studio in Kosuge, Japan to speak with him on his fascination with recyling skateboard decks into modern works of art.

Haroshi: Pain exhibition, StolenSpace, London

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As skateboarders we all know that we have to pay to play. From an early age of pushing down the street, hopping off curbs and learning how to ollie, Pain is something that we universally understand as an end result of wrong doing. Japanese artist Haroshi has shipped his own pain to London this week, showcasing his personal affliction and questioning what pain is within a stunning selection of new exhibition pieces featured exclusively at the StolenSpace gallery in East London.

Haroshi’s trademark art recycles skateboard decks in intricate form. Each sculpture is made from tiny mosaic pieces of deck ply that are cut with a Japanese carving knife, glued together and heavily polished to form exquisite end products. Some take a few weeks to complete, others take up to 4 months depending on the various concaves needed to perfect each structure, but once they are prepped, the artist inserts a piece of metal inside each object to give them a distinct sense of life acting as a soul, only visible via x-rays.

His self-taught ways of cutting old decks into incredible art pieces have handed him worldwide recognition over the last decade. His incredible workmanship has attracted collectors worldwide who exchange thousands of dollars to own his work and by the time we had arrived to this show on Saturday, only one remaining sculpture awaited a lucky new owner.

From the smaller broken finger pieces to the monstrous A Vulture Waits For The Dead montage at the head of the gallery, seeing ‘Pain’ in the flesh is simply mind blowing and highly recommended. This gallery feature is for the many skaters around the UK that are unable to travel to London to see this exhibition for themselves. If you are nearby, witness it for yourself before the show ends on the 3rd November at StolenSpace gallery on 17 Osborn Street, London, E1 6TD.

Get down there and take this in, you will not regret it.

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Recycled pro decks used for Thrashion jewellery

Waste-not-want-not is the mission of one woman in Falmouth, Cornwall this year- an anarchist and artist under the name of O’Blue who is recycling old, snapped skateboard decks that have been used by her family. These pieces are turned into jewellery whilst her husband uses the decks that didn’t break to make garden gates, chairs and tables.

You can find Blueprint, Death, Enjoi, Zoo York, Real and Girl decks within the collections that are available online. These include pendants, key rings and earrings that are made from handcrafted, polished cuts of old 7 ply decks and could make fun stocking fillers this Xmas for your lady. Check out what’s on offer below, see if you can try and work out what decks are used from the images below and post your answers on our facebook page.