Joyce Westrop

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Sculpture

        The Artist Gallery

Tire sculptures.

These twisted remains of used tires, not just flats, but blowout retreads 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 tension

that 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.

 

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

sculpture, printing, photography, montage, exploded tire