haroshi’s middle finger trophy for battle at the berrics
all images courtesy of the artist

 

 

 

japanese artist and sculptor haroshi, best known for his signature wooden works made from reclaimed skateboard decks, is the designer of the battle at the berric 6 trophy. the popular skateboarding competition has professionals battling head to head, displaying their best tricks. this years winner came away with a appropriately themed, one-of-a-kind art piece prize created by haroshi, a colored, wooden middle finger recycled from the skateboard desks of last years participants. the crude motif protrudes from a gray, stone-like plinth bearing the contest’s initials ‘BATB 6’. 

 

haroshi repurposes the fragmented pieces into original works of art, stacking the plywood decks and meticulously carving each form by hand with precision and expertise. each element is either cut out into various shapes and shaved down into its final form, revealing a striking colored pattern from the layering of the wood, and finally polished to a candy-like finish.

 


highsnobiety TV: HUF x haroshi x deluxe
video courtesy of ryan dearth

 

 haroshi's middle finger trophy for battle at the berrics
the crude motif protrudes from a gray, stone-like plinth

 

 

haroshi's middle finger trophy for battle at the berrics

the base of the trophy bears the contest’s initials ‘BATB’

 

 

haroshi's middle finger trophy for battle at the berrics
sketches by the artist indicate some of the original references for his design