Joyce Westrop

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Bicycle

        The Artist Gallery

An exchange between a Dutch artist group in The Netherlands (Quartair) and EBA, prompted me to think of the bicycle tire with respect to my own work

with blown truck tires. If trucks and cars are the problem, surely bicycles are part of the solution? In the combination sculptures, Intervention for a Better

World, bicycle inner tubes tame the unruly truck tires. Where the bicycle tires are on their own I have used spray-paint and gold-leaf to elevate the worn

out tires to art objects and thus celebrate the bike as a truly sustainable mode of transport.

 

Joyce Westrop, art, visual art, visual artist, Ottawa, Canada, installation, tire, drawing, sculpture, tire

sculpture, printing, photography, montage, exploded tire