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Surf Legend Herbie Fletcher’s Wrecktangles Recycle Broken Surfboards Into New Sculptures

by , 03/08/13

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Herbie Fletcher began surfing in Huntington Beach when he was just 10, but later moved to Hawaii and became a professional surfer and the owner of several surf and snowboard lines. Also an artist, Fletcher shapes and paints boards to create fine art. His latest project, Wrecktangles, is an installation at the Hole NYC made up of broken and recycled surfboards. To create the dynamic artpieces, Fletcher sourced ravaged boards from surfers on Oahu and shipped them to NYC.

Fletcher pieced together the boards into tangled wall sculptures that are a juxtaposition of sponsor logos, traction pads, custom-made shapes and the personal expressions of each surfer. The large scale works were on display in the main gallery at 312 Bowery during the month of February and the installation of the upcycled boards was complemented by an RVCA pop-up shop that sold limited edition t-shirts and accessories from Herbie Fletcher and other surfers and artists.

+ Herbie Fletcher

+ Wrecktangles at the Hole NYC

Via Surfer Mag

Images ©the Hole NYC

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