yong ho ji : hybrid human tire sculptures
image courtesy of gana art
korean artist yong ho ji has expanded his ‘mutant mythos’ series, continuing to create sculptures with layers of used tire strips
bound together by synthetic resins on supporting frames of steel, wood, or styrofoam. examining genetically modified organisms
and darwin’s evolutionary theory, this body of work depicts eight stages of transformation in the tradition of classical sculpture:
carnivorous, herbivorous and omnivorous animals, anthropods, fish, hybrid animals, hybrid humans, and finally humans.