About Wild REcycleD Bike Art
My Wild REcycleD bike pieces are inspired by Pablo Picasso's 1942 work, Tête de Taureau (Bull's Head), and are created using collected bike components heading for reuse, recycling, scrap, or landfills. These parts have been salvaged from Twin Cities bike shops and local community members. The wood bases are created from purchased or thrifted game boards, old signs, cabinet doors, cutting boards and plaques.
Visually, I am often inspired by the rough and ragged aspects of the world - those that have withstood the battle against time, space and weather. Bike sculpture allows me to visually experiment with the conflicting states of harmony and struggle, finding beauty in what others might deem ugly. These bike components have seen many miles and maybe some better days, but I think the rust, wear, tape, rips, scuffs, and scratches add visual interest and appeal to each unique art piece.
I aim to celebrate our incredibly vibrant Twin Cities bike culture while finding a new creative life for these bike parts.
If you have bike parts you would like to donate or bike components you would like turned into a commissioned art piece, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.