Nanami Cowdroy was born in Sydney, Australia with close bonds to her mixed Japanese-European heritage. Growing up with such contrasting cultures and surroundings, has greatly influenced her style of art and creative expression.
By intertwining complex characters and highly detailed objects her pieces reflect a juxtaposition between foreign and familiar entities and environments. Her imagination is illustrated through works which are elaborate and exotic. She is drawn to subjects, which may on the surface seem delicate or fragile, but are given strength and depth through her pen and ink techniques, intricate hand illustrative style and mixed media compositions.
Her signature detailed style reflects a refined monochrome pallette with her name ‘Nanami’ (meaning ‘Seven Seas’ in Japanese ) stamped in red. Fluid line-work, watery creatures and Goldfish are some of her favourite subjects, and distinctive forms which are featured in her artworks.
Here is your first view of the Arbor Skateboards Fish Bamboo which will be hitting stores everywhere over the next few weeks. This is board is a classic with that bamboo look that Arbor has become famous for. The Fish Bamboo is a part of a four skateboard series featuring the stunning artwork of Nanami
Arbor is proud to introduce their Bamboo Series Skateboards including the Timeless, Fish and Axis featuring the “organic” artwork of Nanami Cowdroy. Bamboo is incredibly strong, yet flexible and easy to shape. By adding bamboo as a deck-side power ply, we create a hybrid maple construction that has a clean Zen flavor, nice return, and
The Arbor Collective is proud to present its new 2012 skateboard line. Coming off a year off record sales, one would think the company would have left well enough alone but this is not the case. The design crew, in collaboration with Arbor’s expanded skateboard team, completely overhauled the collection. “We invested the success the