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For most of those who have worked in the same industry for 30 years and accumulated a couple of gray hairs, most no longer have the drive - or the courage - to rediscover their passion and blaze a new trail.
When thinking of sculpture made out of tires, your first thought might be of a very abstract creation that doesn’t necessarily represent an existing life form. However, when your eyes meet the extraordinary work created by master artist Yon Ho Ji, your vision of a tire sculpture will be changed for ever.
Yong Ho Ji art work is truly impressive in many aspects. How Yong Ho Ji is able to manipulate the medium in order to bring life to a banal object is just brilliant. At first glance, the animal created by Yong Ho Ji resembles the simple representation of a normal animal found in the wilderness. Take a second look, however and you realise that these creatures are inspiredby real animal but are, in fact, mutation of the animal in question.
Yong Ho Ji creates the frame with wood or iron and tempered plastic to make the cast for the mold. In the end, he adds the tire to his mold with sharp precision and creates the creature he originally imagined. Yong Ho Ji is a pioneer in tire sculpting and a rising inspiration to many modern sculptor.
Experience more of his work on his official website. (Link can be found on the right banner.)