Apr 02, 2019 | By Joanne Thomas
Oct 13, 2009
Forward thinking skateboard brand Mekanism decided to knock on the door of Danish/Icelandic artist Olafur Eliasson (again!) to create a completely unique skatedeck. Unlike countless other artist collaborations, this board has some distinguishable qualities. Its surface is reworked into a three-dimensional coating that essentially looks like bunch of concave mirrors. The texture creates the illusion of water (Olafur’s medium of choice), creating waves that appear to dance atop the wood. Eliasson’s contribution is part of Mekanism’s “Your Mercury Ocean” project which is a series of 90 decks, as well as 10 artist’s proofs and 10 exhibition pieces.
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