Working on a self-funded design project to recycle old and broken surfboards, Khanage is turning these recreational objects into iconic one-off pieces of art.
Khanage (aka Kristine Khan) is on a journey around the coastline of the UK in a campervan collecting the boards that are no longer loved, have been discarded but unfortunately are non-biodegradable. She is giving them a new lease of life by creating interior design pieces.
The inspiration for the illustrations came from collecting local folktales, snippets of history and conservation issues from the different places encountered in her travels. She researched each tale, took photographs, sketched and wrote notes after listening to local people’s stories. In this way she immersed herself into the narrative. “I am encouraging people to stop watching television, to keep reading and telling tales.”
The UK based artist trained at Glasgow School of Art and Central St. Martins School of Art and Design, and for 25 years worked as a very successful Event Designer in the UK and Australia. She has exhibited in solo and group shows in the UK, most notably at the Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh.