Haroshi is a Japanese artist creating work almost entirely from recycled skateboard decks. He celebrates the colorful plywood used in skateboards to create surreal wood works. Every skateboard deck has been skateboarded on prior to it being featured in the sculpture, so each work has a history behind it.
I admire Haroshi's use of color, and the huge amount of layers in his work. His work definitely has an influence on many of my pieces created in this class.