It took Shi Jindian three years to sheath every part of a side-car motor bike in woven wire, creating Blue CJ750.
Something that impresses us about much Chinese art, quite apart from what it looks like, is the amount of time, effort and detailed work which has gone into its creation. It seems that nothing is too much trouble.
In Sydney’s White Rabbit Gallery, one of the world’s greatest private collections of contemporary Chinese art is available to anyone who’s interested, absolutely free. Thanks, owner Judith Neilson, for opening our eyes to this world of imagination and whimsy combined with extraordinarily patient effort. Continue reading
Christian Petersen admires the facade of his bike shop in Atlandsberg, north east of Berlin. http://www.pixdaus.com
There’s something intrinsically funny about a bike in art. Hang a bike in an unexpected place, use it in an inventive way or build a weird-looking machine and you’ll be guaranteed to raise a smile.
Soren Lyngbye – Punk Frog. Sculpture by the Sea, Sydney.
I back-pedalled through my photo files and found I’d felt compelled to take a shot every time I saw a bike sculpture. A bit of googling showed me many others had done likewise.
The internet is full of images of two-wheelers put to witty artistic use. My photos first, then we’ll see what others have discovered… Continue reading