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   xoxoxoBruce  Monday May 4 12:30 AM

May 4, 2009: Tire Sculptures

After the rubber meets the road for awhile, tires get replaced. I've read that happens 300 million times every year, just in the U.S., so worn out tire carcasses are readily available... they might even pay you to take them away. There are lots of good uses for them, and they burn rather readily, although I wouldn't roast a pig over one.

Become an artist/sculptor.



People are always bitching about tire carcasses because they don't break down for like a zillion years, which makes them the perfect affordable medium for outdoor art. They'll last a lot longer than those driftwood horses, you betcha. You don't have to get fancy, just use your imagination. On second thought if you've got neighbors, get fancy.



More pictures at the link.



SPUCK  Monday May 4 05:57 AM

Don't tread on me..



capnhowdy  Monday May 4 07:44 AM

Amazing. Proof positive that a true artist can create art from ANY medium. If the talent is there, it WILL come out. Good find, Bruce.



ZenGum  Monday May 4 09:12 AM

It's groovy, but it'd get tired pretty quick.



birdclaw  Monday May 4 09:57 AM

I think this artist is in for a good year.



Sheldonrs  Monday May 4 10:10 AM

Well he's good with tires, but what about rims?



sweetwater  Monday May 4 10:39 AM

Sculptires.
I like them! If only he'd make cars of them, too. All bumper, eco-friendly, and styling with a saber-toothed cat head for a hood. Outta my way, fiberglass-mobiles!



capnhowdy  Monday May 4 05:02 PM

No info in the link about the process. I'd like to know what he cuts them with, and what type of adhesive he uses. Obviously they are very sturdy.



lumberjim  Monday May 4 05:18 PM

used to be, back in my day..., we would talk about eating the IOTD. Now it's all you punning whippersnappers taking over lately.



Wombat  Monday May 4 06:45 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by sweetwater View Post
Sculptires.
I like them! If only he'd make cars of them, too. All bumper, eco-friendly, and styling with a saber-toothed cat head for a hood. Outta my way, fiberglass-mobiles!
That is actually a neat idea. Bouncy unbreakable cars! I like.


spudcon  Monday May 4 07:40 PM

I always thought we should have rubber roads and concrete cars. I had a Plymouth Duster in the 70s, I had to fill the wheel wells with concrete to seal the rust holes.



ZenGum  Monday May 4 07:43 PM

* passes Lumberjim a knife and fork*

Go nuts.



Cloud  Monday May 4 07:56 PM

I like those a lot better than the wooden ones



capnhowdy  Monday May 4 09:08 PM

I don't have time to post... I'm making blackened tire in the backyard.



monster  Monday May 4 09:37 PM

I love the kids' play equipment the make from old tires.



but those sculpture are awesome. I'd buy one and I don't "do" art.



monster  Monday May 4 09:38 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by capnhowdy View Post
I don't have time to post... I'm making blackened tire in the backyard.
BTW, are you using your Firestone for that?


capnhowdy  Monday May 4 09:48 PM

Sure. It's a GOODYEAR for that.



capnhowdy  Monday May 4 09:53 PM

And if a couple HOOSIERS join me maybe I HANCOOK something. Anybody got MICKEY THOMPSON'S number? Oh... I got it. It's 235.R.16.



monster  Monday May 4 10:04 PM

Who knows, maybe you'll get a rating in the Michelin guide?



capnhowdy  Monday May 4 10:11 PM

It'll take balance and scheduled rotation.



monster  Monday May 4 11:18 PM

It's a path I choose not to tread



dar512  Tuesday May 5 12:21 AM

Quote:
Originally Posted by monster View Post
It's a path I choose not to tread
What. You think you're a big wheel?


dar512  Tuesday May 5 12:22 AM

Has everyone gotten tired of these puns?



Undertoad  Tuesday May 5 06:07 AM

They just go round and round.



capnhowdy  Tuesday May 5 07:02 AM

We'll all be ok... we're just under pressure to be mounted.



monster  Tuesday May 5 08:04 AM

I'm feeling a little flat today, i need to sit down. Is there a pun chair?



classicman  Tuesday May 5 10:00 AM

We really seem to be circling the rim on this one.
Somebody ought to put a hubcap on it.



Gravdigr  Tuesday May 5 01:47 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by lumberjim View Post
used to be, back in my day..., we would talk about eating the IOTD. Now it's all you punning whippersnappers taking over lately.
You can't cook these, they always come out rubbery.


Lj, the 'back in my day' bit reminds me of a Dana Carvey SNL skit. Great GranPa said "Back in my day when we went out to play, there was only one game. It was called "Stare At The Sun". We'd go out to the yard there, and stare at the sun til our eyeballs burst into flame. That's the way it was, and we liked it!"


SPUCK  Wednesday May 6 05:45 AM

You punners!

Put a nail in it!



capnhowdy  Wednesday May 6 08:16 AM

A plug may be more effective.



classicman  Wednesday May 6 09:11 AM

Oh guys, c'mon - just patch up your differences.



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