Recycled materials artist Blake McFarland uses recycled rubber tires to create amazing life-like sculptures of tire animals. Each Sculpture uses strategically placed tires which are woven and secured, creating amazing muscle-like definition of the animals. Each recycled tire sculpture takes around one month to complete and has amazingly detailed features. Blake McFarland loves being able to be eco-friendly by using 100% recycled tires to make his distinctive tire sculpture art. To see the animals in person is a true visual experience but until then check them out on his tire sculptures page.
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Blake began his art career painting ocean scenery with acrylics. After a couple of years he longed for something more unique. Blake combined one of his passions, surfing, with art by painting local Bay Area scenes on surfboards. To expand his artistic resume he also crafted aged wine barrels into wine and glass racks. Inspired by the current “green movement”, it was not until 2013 he finally found his calling in tire sculptures. These tire sculptures are by far the most detailed oriented and fondest art pieces he has ever created. It takes over a month to create one sculpture due to the amount of detail put into each piece. Blake loves the fact that tire sculpture art is not only visually appealing, but also eco-friendly. Each tire is 100% recycled and would be sitting in a landfill if not for this specific art. Blake portrays the animal’s muscle structure and fur using tires with different treads and widths. It is safe to say that Blake has finally found his niche in art, one in which he is extremely passionate about and is looking forward to what the future brings.
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Blake was named “Artist of the Week” by Gallery 85 in 2013. In 2014 his Cougar sculpture won best in show at the Pal Alto Art League competition. Blake had his most recent artwork featured on the national stage at the 2017 Goodyear Cotton Bowl. Blake’s artwork has been showcased in many art galleries around California and various online galleries as well. Blake is currently still playing for the Toronto Blue Jays organization and during his off season devotes an abundance of his time into being the best artist he can be. Blake currently resides in San Jose with his wife Jessica, where he enjoys being with family and friends, surfing, training for baseball, and pursuing his artistic future in tire sculpture.
What amazing art and a great way to use old tires!
Learn more here: http://www.blakemcfarland.com