The fundamental materials of modern tires are rubber and fabric along with other compound chemicals. The first practical pneumatic tire was made by John Boyd Dunlop in 1887. Today, over 1 billion tires are produced annually in the world. The employment of tires is greatly useful for the traffic while it brings us crsis as well. It is reported it may take hundreds of years to completely break down the macromolecule in constituent materials of tires.

Storing junked tires will take up large area of land, trigger diseases, destroy nature, cause fire even threaten our safety and jeopardize the earth. If we blaze them, the result will be more disastrous . Thus means as landfill and blazing are not available for dealing with junked tires. Therefore, people began to recycle them and take full use. Here are some enviromental-friendly artists who employ recycled tires to make the most stylish and unique artworks. Have a look and pay honour to what they have done.

Mirko Flodin

Mirko Flodin is a German artist whose desire as an metalartist working internationally is to design artwork which fits into the broader cultural context as well as the ambiance of the desired setting. Therefore, he strives to combine the site specific natural and architectural lines with traditional and historical themes to create something both unique and representational as follows.

Chakaia Booker

Chakaia Booker is an African American artist who was born in Newark, New Jersey in 1953. She received a Bachelor of Art in Sociology from Rutgers University in 1976. She then received her Master of Fine Arts from the City College of New York in 1993. She began working with rubber tires in the early 1990s and presently continues to work in this medium.

Her sculptures are said to address African American identity. The black tires symbolize the strength of African American identity while the color nuances are meant to evoke the complexities of the black humans application.

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