Final Netsukes

After skating the wheels, I work into them more.I wanted to use the same traditional Japanese artwork on my Netsukes. I researched ¬†Japanese seasonal colours. I chose the colours of the four seasons, e.g. Red and white wheel was winter, using the white as snow. Beneath the paint I drew a Bonsai tree, wrapping around […]

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Making Netsukes

A Netsuke is a Traditional Japanese Charm, is commonly made¬†from ivory or wood, formerly worn to suspend articles from the sash (belt) of a kimono, as they didn’t have pockets. I chose to make them out of skateboard wheels as, it represents my personal charm and passion. But also the wheels have a ivory look […]

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