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tire art


Tire Frame by Chakaia Booker
Pic:  newcambridgeobserver.com
chakaiabooker.com


tire sculpture


Male Torso that left his path
by Chakaia Booker, 1992-1995.
chakaiabooker.com



tire sculpture


Industrial Perpetuosity, 1997
By Chakaia Booker
chakaiabooker.com



tire sculpture


Meeting Ends
By Chakaia Booker
chakaiabooker.com



tire sculpture


Vacancy
By Chakaia Booker
Photo:  artscriticatl.com



tire sculpture


Pneu by Wim Delvoye
wimdelvoye.be



tire sculpture


Pneu by Wim Delvoye
wimdelvoye.be



tire sculpture


Requiem by Betsabee Romero    Carve and then roll...
She was born in Mexico City in 1963.
arte-mexico.com



tire sculpture


Espiral Sin Fin by Betsabee Romero
5 llantas grabadas
arte-mexico.com/betsabee



tire sculpture


Lion Woman 1 by Yong Ho Ji
2007, 120 x 50 x 75 cm, used tires, synthetic resins.
yonghoji.com




tire sculpture


Bull Man 4 by Yong Ho Ji
2010, 100 x 150 x 200 cm (6' 7")
More pics: yonghoji.com



tree made from tires


Ficus Elastica Robusta
By Ann Carrington
Commissioned by Seeds of Change
Hampstead Heath, London
6m x 9m x 5.5m
anncarrington.co.uk


tire tree


Ficus Elastica Decora
By Ann Carrington
Commissioned by Rothschild Estate, Waddesdon Manor, Buckinghamshire
6m x 8.5m x 5.2m
anncarrington.co.uk



tire reuse


Ficus Elastica Decora
By Ann Carrington
anncarrington.co.uk



tire reuse


Ficus Elastica Decora
By Ann Carrington
anncarrington.co.uk



tire reuse


Douglas White
Dazed and Confused
sculpture.org.uk



tire sculpture


Carolyn Butts Tire Tapestry
See her site for more designs...
bon-eco.com



tire wall art


Carolyn Butts Tire Tapestry
Painted white
bon-eco.com



tire sculpture


Suckling is Continuous” three large spheres shrouded in found tire elements
By Kathy Kelley Buffalo Bayou Art Park
Photo Maorlando flickr.com



tire sculpture


"Chinu - the black sea bream of Osaka Bay" 2007 about 8m long.
By 2 persons collectively known as Yodogawa Technique who create art works from rubbish from the river Yodogawa area in Osaka where they are based.
yukariart-contemporary.com



tire sculpture


Tire-Serpent by Mirko Siakkou-Flodin
oddee.com



tire art


Decogomme Screen
Den Haag, Dutch Ministry, Netherlands, june 2006
millegomme.com



tire chairs


Tire Chairs and Planter
Green Invasion Lima, Peru
via Treehugger



tire chairs


Walkable Tire Sculpture
Green Invasion Lima, Peru
Treehugger



tire furniture


Recycled Truck Tire Ottoman and Stools
Via keetsa.com



tire table


Bon Eco - marble top, tires rubbed with ochre.
Carolyn Butts, Ontario
bon-eco.com



tire tube chairs

Tire Tube Chairs & Setee by Nir Ohayon
Handmade metal frames with inflated tubes stuffed in.
See more pics here: recycoool.com



tire chair


Tired Lounge
By Leo Kempf
360seegallery.com



tire chair
Tire chair
Happy Hardcore
by Fernanda Fajardo
coroflot.com



tire table


Jean-Michel Basquiat Marble Cafe Table
by Dino Paxenos




tire chair

Tire chair
Only suitable for Basements!
By Italian designer Zak - RunOnFlat Goodyear tires.
gadgetblog.it




tire swing

Tire chair
Fairly Easy to Make Swing
See more pics: millegomme.com



tire swing


Gravity Passengers
Mafikeng South Africa, June 2010
Multi-Person Tire Swings
See more pics: millegomme.com




tire sink


Recycled Tire Sinks
Bristol and Bath Second Chance Collection
cft411.com



recycled tire sink


Recycled Rubber Sink by Minarc
Melted old tires
interiordesign.net



tire chair

Tire chair
Hermit Crab Chair
Molded ceramic that slips on top of a tire!
The tire is your cushioning and base.
yankodesign.com



tire chair

Tire chair
Millegome Chair
millegomme.com



tire house


Maison Gomme
By Den Haag,  july 2005.
Not the best look but scratch resistent!
More pics here: millegomme.com



tire house


Tire Foundation, Patio and Stairs
More pics:  ventasalud.com



tire foundation


Off to a sturdy start
An Earthship


tire roof


Tire Roof, Vancouver, BC.
Photo by Jennifer Loring
flickr


tire roof


Euroshield
Recycled car tires molded into roofing
euroshieldroofing.com



tire pail


Tade Barrels
Pics: be.com
tade.fr



tire handbag


Car Inner Tube Tire Handbags (note the valve)
zuss.com
neumaticanet.com.ar



tire sculpture


Wrench II By (the very talented) Chakaia Booker, 2001.



rauschenberg goat


And lastly, the most famous tire of them all...
Robert Rauschenberg (American, 1925-2008). Monogram, 1955-59. Angora goat, tire, tennis ball. 42 x 63 x 64 in. Moderna Museet, Stockholm. © Robert Rauschenberg / Adagp, Paris, 2006



But Tire Beware:

Over 1 billion tires are manufactured annually, made of synthetic rubber, natural rubber, carbon black, polyester fabric, and steel wire, tires stay in the environment a long time. Today a typical tire consists of about 28 percent natural rubber, 28 percent synthetic rubber (made from oil), and 28 percent carbon black filler—a material produced by the incomplete combustion of heavy petroleum products. Anywhere from 15 to 38 liters of oil is used to make a standard tire. The remaining 16 percent of the tire is composed of different functional agents such as Softeners (hydrocarbon oil, resins), Antidegradants (para-phenylenediamine, paraffin), Curatives (sulfur, sulfemamides) and Activators (zinc oxide, stearic acid).(1) If tires burn - it is an extremely toxic coctail, both for the atmosphere and nearby groundwater. Hopefully, the future holds promise, as manufacturers are now testing more sustainable ingredients.

The use of scrap tire chips for landscaping has become controversial, due to the leaching of metals and other contaminants from the tire pieces. Tires can concentrate (up to 2% by weight) zinc to levels high enough to be extremely toxic to aquatic life and plants. (2,3)

Michael Reynolds who has been constructing Earthship Homes for 35 years using rammed earth tires, said he has never had one complaint of offgassing. Most likely because the tires are plastered and protected from the elements. It is believed a large percentage of the offgassing happens when the tire is new.  earthship.com


1)  ecosystm.org
2)  ardeacon.com/pdf
3)  puyallup.wsu.edu

 



 
 

 

 

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Re: Tires as Art
Reply #6 on : Sat March 30, 2013, 15:11:01
I want to use old tyres to make chairs , but I found that the rubber makes black marks one one's clothing . How can you stop this , and is it wise to paint the tyres , and if you do this , what type of paint can one use .
Mirko Siakkou-Flodin
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tire art wrong object
Reply #5 on : Fri December 21, 2012, 09:01:42
Hi Editor
This is one of the most excellent blogs of Tire Art I came across.
I am Mirko Siakkou-Flodin, a artist who is making sculpture and Design out of tires as well, the picture in this blog is not a work of mine, same blogs of tire art are not listing the correct artist by name. My tire art is best found under this link:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/metallkunst/sets/72157622034715834/

After I work in the wide range of recycling art and material and also using regular new materials my main website: www.mo-metallkunst.de is full of art projects and objects and with the plenty of art I am doing not so easy to find the single focus in a field.
I hope it is still possible to take my tire Art reference away from the one photo and still ad tire art of mine on the blog, so things are correct and not continue to get posted wrong further on.
Best regards
Mo
Mirko Siakkou-Flodin
katherine adams
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Re: Tires as Art
Reply #4 on : Sat June 09, 2012, 09:24:12
The website www.tirecrafting.com is an excellent source for ideas for reuse of tires. Has plans for a tire swing and many others. A very good video is available there.
GUSTAVO ZEQUINI
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Beautiful and functional
Reply #3 on : Mon May 28, 2012, 10:52:04
very good ideas for reuse of tires in interior design as well as the creation of furniture. Very good your blog, congratulations!
Anthony Daniels
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toddler swing.
Reply #2 on : Mon March 05, 2012, 08:52:01
Hi my name is Anthony
I what to make a outdoor toddler swing.
Can you help me ?
Silvia Krupinska
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recycling art
Reply #1 on : Mon July 18, 2011, 17:39:23
Love these designs and sculptures. Really cool!
Silvia Krupinska - Organic Contemporary Sculpture
silviakrupinska.com
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