Nkwocha Ernest, a talented Nigerian sculptor is indeed maximizing his artwork by turning discarded tyres into amazing sculptures.
In an interview with BBC, Ernest said people saw the discarded tyres as trash but he sees them as raw materials to create an amazing sculpture.
Displaying his artworks to BBC, the talented sculptor said he has been doing the artwork since 7 years. According to him, he got the inspiration of his sculptures by looking at the tyres.
— Nkwocha Ernest (@NkwochaErnest) February 10, 2020
“Sometimes, some of the tyres give me idea of what I want to work for. There is a crocodile I did, the back of the tyre, the texture reminded me of a crocodile.”
“I’ve been working on animals figures and I’m trying to deviate a little bit into human figures,” Ernest told BBC.
He added that he want his art to go beyond Nigeria and Africa.
“In the next two, three years, I want my art, not just Nigeria and Africa but I wish to do international exhibitions and more open doors.”
"They call it trash – but I see it as raw materials."
— Olaloye Bunmi (@gangwolf360) June 29, 2020
See some of his amazing artwork below: