• Sep 20, 2011
It's a good thing we aren't fabulously wealthy, otherwise our domiciles would be clad in all sorts of clever automotive art. We're not just talking cheesy vinyl bench-seat sofas and engine-block coffee tables, either. We like to think our taste elevates above some of the more common automotive décor we've seen. Take Wim Delvoye's intricate tire carvings, for example. Each piece is filled with exquisite detail and is hand carved. Untold hours have been sunk into each piece (we have to imagine that this isn't the type of thing that gets churned out in an afternoon – or a week of afternoons, for that matter).

The only question, is how does one go about displaying a decorative carved tire in one's home? Would it work as a stylish table center piece? How about hanging from the ceiling? We say let experimentation be your guide.

Judging by the gallery names on Delvoye's site, these carved tires might actually be a few years old, but this is the first time we've seen them. If they're new to you as well, check out our full gallery, then visit Delvoye's website by clicking on the link below.

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      • 3 Years Ago
      Now you know why he left farming .
      • 3 Years Ago
      It almost makes me want to throw up for some reason, but I applaud them for their creativity.
      Koen Ardies
      • 3 Years Ago
      I like his Gothic caterpillars http://www.wimdelvoye.be/rescale.php?image=images/catalog/image_542.jpg&width=800 He's pretty famous for his Cloaca. A machine that digests food and creates faeces. The excrements can be bought for 1000 Dollars http://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cloaca
      Alex Ordonez
      • 3 Years Ago
      are those brand new tires? aren't there billions of old ones siting all over the world, I'm sure its easier to work on a brand new tire ....but should't the artist pitch for the greener wealthy?
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Alex Ordonez
        I'll bet he honed his craft on used tires as new ones aren't exactly cheap (especially offroad/tractor tires like the one pictured). Considering that probably hundreds of hours go into each one, it's likely best to start with premo stock. Not to mention, since they're so intricate, how many tires would he really be saving per year by repurposing old ones?
      • 3 Years Ago
      • 3 Years Ago
      Just run a set of tubes with them and you're good to go. Probably run cooler, too.