Who says tyres are boring? They provided the inspiration for one artists amazing sculptures which has won wide-spread recognition.
Israeli artist Gal Weinstein used wax, wool, polyester wool, styrofoam and graphite to replication burning tyres billowing smoke.
Some of the sculptures, which were first displayed at Riccardo Crespi Callery, in Milan and then later at the Art Basel, Kunsthaus Baselland in Switzerland, are four metres high.
The art works, described as ‘a fantastic statement on global pollution’, form part of Weinstein’s ongoing series of installations that comment on ‘the oil age’.
To see the work go to https://www.designboom.com/weblog/cat/10/view/22985/gal-weinstein-fire-tire.html
Denna Bowman, Head Office