A talk about Art

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Monday, September 17, 2012

Tires

We all know that used and old tires can make great swings for kids, but did you know that they can make great sculptures?

The artist Yong Ho Ji has taken recycled tire art to a new level.

Lion, made of used tires and steel by Yong Ho Ji. As seen in the Beyond Limits Exhibition at Chatsworth House

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Yong Ho Ji

Yong cuts up the tires from cars, tractors and bikes so that it looks like muscle and flesh for each animal.  He uses a steel structure to hold the overall shape of the animal and then attaches the tires on top of that steel. 

What are your thoughts on this art?  Is it something that you would like to see up close or even touch?  Do you like his creatures which are based on real animals or should he make them more realistic?

19 comments:

  1. It looks very precise. I think it would take a long time to make and it would also have to take a lot of patience. I think the tiger looks kind of like a siberian tiger and those have been exinct for a long time. It look very hard

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  2. i like how he recycled the tires and used them for art. i cant figure out how he can stick tires to the sculpture. i dont think i would have ever thought of that.

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  3. I think this art looks awesome. It looks just like a rino and its precise. It looks more of what a rino would look in the prehistoric era tho. I like it i would love to make that but i would probably not be cabable of being able to do so. Anyway the art looks fantastitc!

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  4. This is mega ubberly impressive because that has to take houndreds or tires and thousands of hours to put together. These guys got some time on there hand and i like it.



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  5. The art is weird and nice at the same time. I would like to see it up close and touch it to see how it feels. I like that he makes them in animal shape so you know what it is when you see it

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  6. I think we should make a mustang that wouldlook so cool. Its very defined art work.

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  7. For the artist(s) to put so much time and effort into this art shows how much they like it. It would be impressive if they made multiple animals, then merged them togther to make a live scene.

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  8. This piece of art is outstanding. It's made out of cut up tires, and they made them into animals. That takes a bunch load of skills and patients.

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    1. I like this it is very cool. i wonder how they made it though it looks very interesting

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  9. these are some crazy art makes. i wish they could put some of tires on my pickup because my tire tread is low. but overall these would be very fun and intresting to make. i wouldnt like to take the time tho.

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  10. the lion looks really cool. it is like wavy and mean looking. it is kind of menacing just like the rhino. the rhino has a weirdly shaped horn,.

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  11. thats very cool art. its good that were taking old tires and making art out of them. it must have taken alot of time.

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  12. i think that this is really cool and i would love to see them in person. I wonder what type of tire he uses the most? Anyway i think the animals look fine and that he doesn't have to change a thing.

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  13. I think it is a really awesome way. They use old tires that have no use in the world anymore and can make these awesome sculptures. I wanna feel like how the texture would be. I feel like they should make actually real animals and it would look a little better, but still a really cool artwork.

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  14. wow i really like this the animals are done amazingly the tires really look like flesh. i would want to try this.

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  15. It's insane these are made out of tire. Amazing and looks like hard work. I feel like you'd need to be strong to be able to make this kind of art.

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  16. I think that this is a great way to recycle old tires instead of burning them or throwing them away. I like the fact that they aren't 100% realistic and I think he should make some fantasy creatures on top of what he already makes. I wonder how long this would take, the on;y thing I would change to this is make it more colorful.

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  17. Okay these are so cool!! The fact that someone is actually used old recycled tires and creating something new out of them is sweet! Especially the fact that tires are heavy so I can't imagine what these look like.

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  18. These look very cool. I don't understand how some people are that good at art. I would like to know how long each piece took him.

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