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Don’t Burn Rubber: Hand Carved, Recycled Tire Art

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The key to becoming a respected artist is not necessarily to do something entirely new and different, but to do it in a compelling way. Belgian artist Wim Delvoye is certainly not the first artist to ever carve old tires into new works of art, but he does it so masterfully that his pieces are unforgettable.

Don’t Burn Rubber: Hand Carved, Recycled Tire Art

Wim Delvoye has got to be a very patient man to do what he does. The tires he works with are regular, thick, tough vehicle (and sometimes tractor) tires, yet the intricate designs he gives them would suggest he is working with a much softer material.

Don’t Burn Rubber: Hand Carved, Recycled Tire Art

The lines are precise and perfectly placed, each leaf and petal and vine divinely shaped, and the symmetry wonderfully formed. Delvoye carves every tire by hand with no machines involved.

Don’t Burn Rubber: Hand Carved, Recycled Tire Art

Each tire looks a bit like a fancy decoration, sort of like lace made of rubber. The delicate beauty of the carvings seems oddly at home with the rough industrial material into which they are carved.


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Don’t Burn Rubber: Hand Carved, Recycled Tire Art
Don’t Burn Rubber: Hand Carved, Recycled Tire Art
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