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Rubbertree by Marc ter Horst Shows the Need to Preserve Forests

By: Meghan Young - Published: Jan 16, 2012 • References: type-b.nl and inspire.2ia.pl
The art installation aptly titled Rubbertree by Marc ter Horst is made out of a bunch of car tires. The artist doesn't try to hide this fact at all. Instead of artistically rending the rubber material into a realistic depiction of a tree, ter Horst keeps each tire intact to show exactly where the material came from.

Rubbertree by Marc ter Horst was designed for the Make a Forest project, which "is a creative response to the need to preserve trees and change the way we think about dealing with our environment, locally and globally, in a sustainable and conscious way," according to the Type-B website. This eye-opening art installation debuted during the Dutch Design Week, Eindhoven.