A Korean artist makes incredible sculptures out of old tires

Shark tire sculpture
A shark made of tires. Instagram / mellowbyul

One man’s trash truly is another man’s treasure. 

Korean artist Yong Ho Ji uses old tires to create incredible sculptures of various creatures, including lions, sharks, and animal/human hybrids.

He earned his bachelor’s in sculpture from Hongik University in Seoul in 2005, and his master’s in fine arts from New York University in 2008.

See some of his work below:

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