Rise & Skate is a hand-cut paper craft installation created by Denver-based artists Harikrishnan Panicker and Deepti Nair. Each life-sized 6×6 foot window display was then backlit in a wooden light box with an LED backlight.
The pair collaborated to produce the piece as part of Bordo Bello (“Beautiful Board” in Italian), an annual skateboard art show created by the members of AIGA Colorado. This year, the event brought together the work of over 1,000 artists—students, professionals. The silhouetted scene featuring a giant skateboarder taking over New York City took more than 60 hours to complete and can be seen in the timelapse video below.