Chakaia Booker is an American born sculptor who has always collected discarded items and brought them back to her studio to create her art. At first creating wearable art, she then turned to sculpture using found objects. Urban Excursion is created out of recycled tires and is sited next to Rendezvous, another sculpture by Booker that also uses tires as the medium. Undoubtedly, it is her work with recycled tires that is the most well known.
Chakaia Booker. Rendezvous and Urban Excursion, 2004. Recycled rubber tires, 86 x 45 x 41 inches. Gift of Fred and Lena Meijer. © Chakaia Booker.