You are here: Home Homestead Living Art Tire Art Tire Art by Keiren April 22, 2016, 9:37 pm 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. Green-thinking artists are doing something with them. The Best Tire Art Tire Frame by Chakaia Booker Pic: newcambridgeobserver.com chakaiabooker.com Male Torso that left his path by Chakaia Booker, 1992-1995. chakaiabooker.com Industrial Perpetuosity, 1997 By Chakaia Booker chakaiabooker.com Meeting Ends By Chakaia Booker chakaiabooker.com Vacancy By Chakaia Booker Photo: artscriticatl.com Pneu by Wim Delvoye wimdelvoye.be Pneu by Wim Delvoye wimdelvoye.be Requiem by Betsabee Romero Carve and then roll… She was born in Mexico City in 1963. arte-mexico.com Espiral Sin Fin by Betsabee Romero 5 llantas grabadas arte-mexico.com/betsabee Lion Woman 1 by Yong Ho Ji 2007, 120 x 50 x 75 cm, used tires, synthetic resins. yonghoji.com Bull Man 4 by Yong Ho Ji 2010, 100 x 150 x 200 cm (6′ 7″) More pics: yonghoji.com Ficus Elastica Robusta By Ann Carrington Commissioned by Seeds of Change Hampstead Heath, London 6m x 9m x 5.5m anncarrington.co.uk Ficus Elastica Decora By Ann Carrington Commissioned by Rothschild Estate, Waddesdon Manor, Buckinghamshire 6m x 8.5m x 5.2m anncarrington.co.uk Ficus Elastica Decora By Ann Carrington anncarrington.co.uk Ficus Elastica Decora By Ann Carrington anncarrington.co.uk Douglas White Dazed and Confused sculpture.org.uk Carolyn Butts Tire Tapestry See her site for more designs… bon-eco.com Carolyn Butts Tire Tapestry Painted white bon-eco.com “Suckling is Continuous” three large spheres shrouded in found tire elements By Kathy Kelley Buffalo Bayou Art Park Photo Maorlando flickr.com “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-Serpent by Mirko Siakkou-Flodin oddee.com Decogomme Screen Den Haag, Dutch Ministry, Netherlands, june 2006 millegomme.com Tire Chairs and Planter Green Invasion Lima, Peru via Treehugger Walkable Tire Sculpture Green Invasion Lima, Peru Treehugger Recycled Truck Tire Ottoman and Stools Via keetsa.com Bon Eco – marble top, tires rubbed with ochre. Carolyn Butts, Ontario bon-eco.com Tire Tube Chairs & Setee by Nir Ohayon Handmade metal frames with inflated tubes stuffed in. See more pics here: recycoool.com Tired Lounge By Leo Kempf 360seegallery.com Tire chair Happy Hardcore by Fernanda Fajardo coroflot.com Jean-Michel Basquiat Marble Cafe Table by Dino Paxenos Mediascapegoat Tire chair Only suitable for Basements! By Italian designer Zak – RunOnFlat Goodyear tires. gadgetblog.it Tire chair Fairly Easy to Make Swing See more pics: millegomme.com Gravity Passengers Mafikeng South Africa, June 2010 Multi-Person Tire Swings See more pics: millegomme.com Recycled Tire Sinks Bristol and Bath Second Chance Collection cft411.com Recycled Rubber Sink by Minarc Melted old tires interiordesign.net 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 Millegome Chair millegomme.com Maison Gomme By Den Haag, july 2005. Not the best look but scratch resistent! More pics here: millegomme.com Tire Foundation, Patio and Stairs More pics: ventasalud.com Off to a sturdy start An Earthship Tire Roof, Vancouver, BC. Photo by Jennifer Loring flickr Euroshield Recycled car tires molded into roofing euroshieldroofing.com Tade Barrels Pics: be.com tade.fr Car Inner Tube Tire Handbags (note the valve) zuss.com neumaticanet.com.ar Wrench II By (the very talented) Chakaia Booker, 2001. The Most Famous Tire Art Piece Of 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 Tire Art: Much Better Than Burning Them 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 See more Previous article Willow Tree Sculptures Next article Rock Sculptures Written by Keiren Keiren is an artist who lives in New York City. A lover of animals, nature, science & green building. 8 Comments Leave a Reply Love these designs and sculptures. Really cool! Silvia Krupinska – Organic Contemporary Sculpture silviakrupinska.com silviakrupinska.wordpress.com Reply Hi my name is Anthony I what to make a outdoor toddler swing. Can you help me ? Reply very good ideas for reuse of tires in interior design as well as the creation of furniture. Very good your blog, congratulations! Reply The website http://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. Reply 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: https://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: http://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 Reply 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 . Reply Bonjour, Venez découvrir le caoutchouc autrement sur http://www.gravurecaoutchouc.com/ Gravure…ment Gérard Reply Dear author , Greetings, The art work using waste tires is praise worthy. This is a wonderful step towards clean/ green materials/wealth from waste technologies. We need to promote such arts for making this world a better place to live. Regards Dr. Sanjeev Naval. Reply Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website Upload a photo / attachment to this comment (PNG, JPG, GIF - 6 MB Max File Size): (Allowed file types: jpg, gif, png, maximum file size: 6MB.