Bizarre Sculptures Made from Old Bike Parts


Creating a work of art from a box of discarded bike components might sound like a daunting task, but that’s exactly what the 80 artists participating in this year’s pART Project have done. What’s more, their pieces are being auctioned off on November 29 in New York City, with the proceeds going to World Bicycle Relief, an organization that uses bicycle mobility to fuel development projects in sub-Saharan Africa. Pretty cool, right? Click through for a slideshow of some of the most interesting bike-part art, which we spotted thanks My Modern Met, then grab your tickets for the charity auction here.

Mark Castator, Heart Lode. SRAM parts, used bicycle chains, silicon bronze

Billie Grace Lynn, Lion. Sram parts, welded steel, bicycle inner tubes, epoxy

Ebitenyefa Baralaye, When I Spin, My Dress Spins Too. SRAM bike parts, bike wheel, plaster, ceramic shards and spray paint

Lewis Tardy, Free Wheeling. SRAM parts, steel bicycle parts, surgical devices, aluminum

Mark Grieve and Ilana Spector, Mask Composition with Bike Parts and Altered Deer Skull. SRAM parts

Alex Bogusky, Fresh Air. SRAM parts, leather, foam

Michael Tingley, Sramble. SRAM parts, mixed media

Dominic Sansone, The Clouds Drink Deeply from my Electromechanical Soul. SRAM parts, oil-painted urethane foam, rubber tubing, model plane

Rob Millard-Mendez, Ostrich. SRAM parts, wood, hardware

Bruce White, The Amazing Hjalmer and His Astonishing One-Person Self-Propelled Circus Machine. Bike parts, rubber tubing, aluminum wire, o-rings, nuts, washers, a brass tube, wooden dowel