Scratched

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Scratched consists of 8 photographic landscapes mounted on ply wood shaped to the dimensions of a standard skateboard. The designs were inspired by the landscape painter William Turner and his ideas of compositional theory. The images draw on the idea that in the process of their performances, street skaters gradually leave behind traces of the drawings on the bottom of their boards, which creates new images in the landscape they inhabit.

This project sought out the unique and intimate urban spaces that street skaters used in the historic city of York to play out their contemporary art.

 

Miniature versions of the skateboards measuring approximately 28cm of length are available, as part of a limited collection, in packs of 5 within specially crafted paper envelopes.