These tires were wrapped in fabric and put across a road by in Beirut , Lebanon by Bokja Design July 3 2012 as a protest against tire burning .
3 Great Things About This
1.Tires are being burned frequently in Beirut as protest against power outages , illegal shootings and police actions. The burning tires are exceptionally toxic and create heavy clouds of dark harsh smelling smoke . These tires were wrapped in beautiful vintage fabrics and placed across a road in Saifi Village as a beautiful and clear protest against the destruction of Lebanon’s air. The tires were later taken to the airport and stacked in the entrance . This protest has received tremendous support from people in Lebanon .
2. Two people stood next to the tires holding a sign saying ” We are Tyred .”
3. Bokja design was started by 2 Lebanese woman – Hoda Baroudi and Maria Hibri . Their wonderful design collection is made from salvaged furniture that they cover with a huge array of precious patterned fabrics . The tires look like their furniture .
Creative Secret ; Making beautiful art as a form of protest instead of using anger and destruction.
Art transforming an ordinary banal object into something magical , historical and dreamlike .
Making art in terrible circumstances gives the artist true power.
Aesthetics ; If these tires had been wrapped in these fantastic fabric just to make a sculpture it would have been a beautiful object . The round shapes are centering and the contrast of fine fabric and hard rubber is tactile , pleasing and disturbing . Seeing them outside stacked is transfixing , nervewracking and thrilling .