Incredible Sculptures Made of Bicycle Parts

Posted by Pinar on November 23, 2012 at 9:30am

Source: My Modern Metropolis

Artist: Mark Castator
Title: Heart Lode
Materials: SRAM parts, used bicycle chains, silicon bronze

Chicago-based bicycle parts company SRAM gives artists the opportunity to show how creative they can be by equipping them with a box of 100 bike components and challenging them to make something for their pART PROJECT competition. This year, over 80 artists have participated, contributing their inventive creations that range from figurative sculptures to abstract collages. Each piece presents an imaginative transformation of gears and chains into anything from an artistic rendition of a robotic ostrich to a surrealistic creature with a baby doll’s head mounted at the top.

The created works will be displayed at a juried gallery exhibition and then auctioned off at a live event in New York for the charity of their choice, World Bicycle Relief. The foundation that all proceeds will be donated to works to provide bicycles to people in underprivileged areas in Africa. By offering a cost-effective and manageable mode of transportation, the people in these areas are given better opportunities to access healthcare and educational facilities, not to mention the ability to get to their destinations quicker and safer.

The auction will be held at Cedar Lake Theater in New York on November 29, 2012.

SRAM’s pART PROJECT website
via [The Atlantic]