For Chakaia Booker, Whose Medium Is Tires, the Art Is in the Journey

source: The New York Times

First things first: “I sculpt myself every day,” says Booker, who appears swathed in yards of textiles, from headdress to sneakers.

ALLENTOWN, Pa. — Chakaia Booker’s studio here is 20,000 square feet of unheated space, with a roof that leaks and a squirrel problem. Its floor is grooved in places with

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