We often see surfboarders struggling to tame those daunting waves even when they are confident enough to subdue them. In the process, they mislay their surfboards altogether or have them broken to an irreparable extent, which further keep polluting marine environs with neoprene, resins and polyurethane foam. Avid long boarder and artist Herbie Fletcher, however, takes pleasure in repurposing surfing’s trash as he morphs them into sculptural artworks.
Dubbed Wreckage, the colorful pieces allow discarded, broken surfboards a fresh lease of life. Fletcher paints these surfboards to ensure that they remain as lively and attractive as they were before. Those who wish to see or own Fletcher’s recycled creations should head over to The Hole gallery in New York City where he will put six of them on view from February 9 through February 28.