Throughout my artistic career, I have always been fascinated with repurposing found objects into sculpture. I blend this passion with my scientific background to create my newest work “Möbius Twist: A Tire Tapestry”. Upon reading into the mathematical phenomena, known as a Möbius Strip, I set out to recreate something of the same with old bicycle tires. Invented by German mathematicians Johann Benedict Listing and August Ferdinand Möbius in 1858, a Möbius Strip has only one side and one boundary curve. If you were to trace your finger along the side of a Möbius Strip, you would continually touch until you reached your starting position. Often recreated with strips of paper, it involves twisting one end 180 degrees and then connecting it to the other untwisted end. I wanted to showcase this on a larger scale but using old bicycle tires to make up the strip. Invite audiences to physically guide their hands around the twist and translate a mathematical principle into art. I am considering adding a yellow line around the strip, akin to the yellow line on a road, to further illustrate how the line connects to itself. Using a 12-strand braid method, I created 20 feet of braids and wrapped them around a welded steel frame.