ERJ staff report (DS)
Paris -- A series of art publications across the web have computer-generated images of the most amazing tyre sculpture this magazine has seen for a while -- and that's saying something.
The proposed sculpture by Dutch artist Ann Marie van Splunter is still in the design stage, but it takes the form of a flower or tree with sinuous, invading roots. Each root is made from a pipe composed of tyres lined up along their axis. Similarly with the leaves and petals: a set of tyres is fixed together and then deformed into curves.
The project is intended to act as a climbing frame for refugee children in Thailand. The school site will be at a school, called Baan Tha Aj in Mae Sot, Tak
Province, Thailand, just 50 meters from the border of Thailand and
Burma. In fact, it is so close to the border, most of the students
just cross the Mei River (dividing Burma and Thailand) to come to
school. There is a total of close to 1000 students, an ethnic mixture
of Thai, Burma and Karen (a local ethnic group).
Van Splunter said, "Tyres are made of latex from the rubbertree and now they have served
their duty, become a sculpture of a rubbertree: that is a life circle."
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OpenArchitecture Network (US)
Ann Marie van Splunter met la gomme from Marcel Green (French language)