Not Just Any Tire

by Sherry Riter in Art  


Some art is different and other art is really different.

Korean artist, Ji Yong-Ho, takes something that we don’t want any more and turns it into something that is unbelievable…intricately detailed, futuristic, mutant beasts made of tires.

Simple and plain rubber tires that are turned into mutant creatures. “I usually use cut tires, old tires, because I want to figure out my own unique materials,” said Ji. “Tires have a lot of patterns and tires come from nature or laboratory or oil, so I want to give them second life,” he said as reported in NY1 News on May 19, 2008.

tire art by Ji Yong-Ho
tire art by Ji Yong-Ho

tire art by Ji Yong-Ho

Images via: Gana Art Gallery

Do you think he’s crazy? How does cashing a $145,000 check for one artistic piece sound to you?

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{ 12 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Shannon April 6, 2010 at 5:33 pm

Wow! Now that is recycling! Thanks for sharing…


2 Mama2Monkeys April 6, 2010 at 8:02 pm

wowwie. that looks like something from a night of ambien and a glass of wine. but how cool to reuse materials 🙂


3 Bri April 6, 2010 at 8:17 pm

wow! that's some art alright! You find the coolest things on the planet!


4 B Boys Mom April 6, 2010 at 8:46 pm

It makes me want to go get some old tires and make them into art!


5 ? Sarah & Illusia ? April 7, 2010 at 12:33 am

I have always thought art out of scraps and 'junk' to be very inventive and just plain cool. We have someone around here (Wichita) who has his yard full of scrap metal dinosaurs and I always want to stop and tell him how cool it looks.


6 Marvett Smith April 7, 2010 at 12:42 am

Wow! Those are completely amazing!


7 Lynda Young April 7, 2010 at 12:52 am

That is awesome art. I love it! AND it's so good to see old tires going to good use.


8 Vicky April 7, 2010 at 1:58 am

What a great use of recycled materials! Nifty little price on the piece too!


9 Anna April 7, 2010 at 3:36 pm

I love these sculptures. And I certainly wouldn't mind making that much money in one go.


10 Priscilla April 7, 2010 at 3:45 pm

They look awesome to me! But, I don't think I could afford to buy one lol.

Yes, I live in Chesterfield so I am very close.

I did have my thyroid checked like… a year ago, January of last year. But, I have reflux and I think thats to do with the weight problem.


11 Mary@Holy Mackerel April 7, 2010 at 4:27 pm

What a great idea!! Those are amazing pieces of art.


12 Teresha@Marlie and Me April 7, 2010 at 8:57 pm

I really need to go to art school


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