Haroshi is a Japanese artist who uses discarded and recycled skateboards to create his meticulous sculptures. A passionate skater since his early teens, Haroshi uses his knowledge of the skateboard and its parts to expertly craft and align the recycled pieces, sanding them down to the final result. Because of this intimate relationship with skating to create his artwork, Haroshi proclaims on his website, “without skateboarding I am nothing.”
I never quit working. I work in the dark cause work is light. I tell my work all my problems because it never gives answers i have already. It never edits without me. Doesn’t call me names. I give my work away, because it doesn’t cost me much. In fact i’m indebted. I work hard since life is hard. Death is a soft place, it can wait. But work ain’t love. And love ain’t work. For sure.