Christopher Griffith's third book, "Blown," spins roadside rubber into art. After six years of hunting down and photographing shredded tires left as rubbish on the highways of the United States, the graphic volume has been released.

The images show the violent destructiveness that results when a tire explodes slicing and tearing it to bits, yet the photos look oddly fern-like to me.

"Blown" was launched November 21, 2008 and is available from Auditorium Editions as a hardcover linen edition.