GRIPPTIDE
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GRIPPTIDE

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Visual Art – Honolulu, HI

Aloha. my name is Kalani Ware. Im currently a studio art major, focusing in graphic design at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa. I started a business in 2012 called \"GRIPPTIDE\", I paint and design hand crafted grip tape art for skateboards and longboards. Most of my work is influenced by polynesian designs. I use grip tape as the medium, cutting it piece by piece and utilizing the negative space to create the design. The outcome is a beautiful, unique kind of skateboard art. I have taking my craft to the next level, displaying my skateboards as art in galleries, various venues, and events in Hawaiʻi. I desire my art to be raw and unintentional. Mistakes are no longer outcast, they are beautiful beyond measure. Thank you RAW for the opportunity. ...more