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Yekishodan - Alex Amerri

Yekishodan

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Narrative

Yeki-shodan is the phonetic translation from Persian, meaning “to become one.”

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Dimensions: 44″ x 7″ (111.7cm x 17.8cm)
Materials: CNC’d bent plywood, stain, ink, skateboard components



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SCI-Arc is a quarter mile in length, and very horizontal. The primary mode of transportation for students along the building’s lengthy polished cement hallway, aside from walking, is either a scooter or a skateboard. After a few unsuccessful attempts, I finalized a design for a longboard that was particularly fast, durable and cut into turns really well. Having already designed the shape, I experimented with the technique of staining the board by hand with a fountain pen and ink. The effect was marvelous: the fibers of the wood took the ink along a natural course, ‘bleeding’ away from the fine geometric lines I had drawn in. The result is a beautiful and deep ink stain that is similar to a tattoo on the skin.