Gold leaf inspiring artists: Betsabeé Romero's carved tire with goldleaf, July 2015

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Betsabeé Romero, Guerreros en cautiverio (Captive Warriors), 2006, carved tire with goldleaf.

Mexican artist Betsabeé Romero uses tires as a leitmotiv in her works of art repurposing them by carving new treads with decorative patterns evoking traditional Mexican motifs, as in this artpiece  in which she used gold leaf to ornate the tire, creating a strong contrast between the light and  the darkness of the two materials.

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