Sculptures made from old tyres by Mick Davis
Mick is a sculptor that worked primarily with stone. As an enthusiastic cyclist he was aware of the issue of disposing of old bicycle tyres. In April 2014 he began experimenting, creating sculpture from old tyres. There was a clear objective to his work – to address the important environmental issue of Recycling, by turning waste products into objects of Art.
He studied art at the College of Marketing and Design, in Dublin and Dun Laoghaire Institute of Art,Design and Technology. His aesthetic interest in the human form led him on a path towards sculpture. Mick worked primarily with stone up until April 2014.
‘Le Poete’ was made out of old bike tyres and inspired by Rodin’s sculpture - The Thinker.
Sculpture from the series of Animals titled "Rava Bloodhound"
His work includes portraits and abstract pieces and can be found in private collections throughout Ireland, the U.S and Europe.An exploration of the human form while striving for a classical elegance has been a lifelong theme running through his artwork. Using tyres, a new and original medium, he combines a classical style with a contemporary take, to facilitate a wider appreciation of this unique art form.
He has had three solo exhibitions of his Recycled Tyre Sculpture in 2014 —2015 and exhibited at the Society of Portrait Sculptors Exhibition in Pall Mall, London (May 18th- 23rd, 2015). This is a highly unusual and unique art form that Mick Davis has made his own and is quickly gaining in popularity. Mick uses a range of tyres and finds that although the material is flexible, it is also highly durable. It is Mick’s hope is that through his sculpture he can showcase an alternative way of thinking when it comes to recycling tyres
2009 Exhibition http://mickdavis.wix.com/mick-davis-sculptor