We always love to hear about unusual uses for recycling old tyres and The Sun newspaper has covered a wheely good one (pun intended!).
Headlined “Rubber sculptures are the wheel deal”, it shows the amazing work of artist Yong Ho Ji who creates eye-popping statues with old tyres.
A rampaging rhinoceros, a mythological Minotaur and countless barbarous beasts have been crafted out of old tyres salvaged from scrap yards.
Yong Ho, then spends months slicing each tyre into thin strips before moulding them together into models of animals, with some standing more than 5ft tall.
The Korean artist had the idea of making models from tyres after visiting his local scrap yard to find parts for his car.
He explained: “Because of their rubbery nature, tyres can be cut, bent, and manipulated into many different forms and shapes. The flexibility and the strength of tyres drew me to them.
“Every artist has their own medium they work best in and for me it’s definitely old tyres. You could say I’m burning rubber.”
To see the amazing creations for yourself, go to http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/news/4222849/Amazing-artists-sculptures-made-from-nothing-but-old-tyres.html
Denna Bowman, Head Office