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Wednesday, May 20, 2009

yesterday...

i saw the coolest stuff at Blue Spiral! my friend Jen and i were totally freaking out at this new artist we found George Peterson. he creates these massive sculptures using recycled skateboards! how cool is that?!?!? he says this about his work:

"my aim with the skateboard series is to celebrate the iconic nature of the skateboard as well as the creative/destructive energy that goes into forming the raw material i start with...like making art, skateboarding is a very creative and personal outlet. it is also inherently destructive; boards get worn down, cracked and broken. it is a subtle and unintended type of wood sculpting. this work is about layers: it speaks of the utility and beauty of wood, the culture and byproducts of our modern world and the visual/textural language i've developed through my work as an artist"

some of his other pieces were recycled wood, then he uses rusty nails, wire, waxed linen, chisels, chainsaws, fire and all kinds of other found objects and methods to add detail to his work. i think since i have a little brother that longboards and skates, his stuff was like jumping off the wall and speaking to me! i was totally and still am in awe of this guys work...







old skateboards he's painted and carved into...



these are old skateboards with broken edges, this thing was like 4ft wide! super cool!






how fabulous are these? i'm speechless!

2 comments:

our little love nest said...

Oh my gosh...they are gorgeous. If he needs extra decks we have a ton of them here. ;) Our boys would love his work!

craftYARD posted this said...

i love this stuff too! thanks for sharing the great pics!