Two Big To Fail
These broken remains of tires are the perfect vehicle to represent the automobile industry and its shadowy companion, oil. Through their violent transformation, the tires have already gone from being utilitarian parts of society to roadside debris. These discarded tire fragments, after they are cleaned, up have an unexpected organic beauty, yet the remaining traces of their destruction introduce a tensionthat I play on as I assist in their final transformation to aesthetic objects d'art. My work explores our conflicted emotions about our desire for technology and the consequences that it brings.