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 the tire sculptures page.
Blake Also uses 100% recycled natural wine corks to create mural pictures of amazingly detailed pictures or words. Blake uses between 200 to 4,000 wine corks in each of Picture. They have a very natural and sophisticated feel to them that look great in any setting.
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.
Location: San Jose, CA