Skateboard decks find that they go through short and abusive life cycles as fanatical skateboarders repeatedly perform tricks in tough environments. These decks end up fraying, cracking and wearing out rather quickly which consequently results in skateboarders going through an abundance of them in their skateboarding careers.
As new skateboarding decks are purchased, older decks end up either collecting dust in skateboarders’ basements or are thrown away. Thus, haroshi’s HARVEST project was spawned which recycles used skateboard decks to produce dazzling pop artwork. As a former skater, haroshi’s guiding philosophy is to embrace sustainability through finding new applications for used possessions.
The exhibition opened on February 18th and commences on the 27th of the month. If you’re fortunate enough to be in Tokyo tomorrow, you have one last chance to check it out in person. But for the rest of our readers who can’t make it, Brandon Shigeta was kind enough to share with us the photos of this exhibition at PLSMIS in Tokyo.
See the rest of Brandon’s photos on his Flickr page.