You are here: Home Gardening Bicycle Art Bicycle Art by Keiren May 7, 2016, 8:41 pm 39 Comments Every year about 109 million bicycles are produced, and 140 million people are born. That adds up to lots of extra bikes to make art with. Burning Man Festival 2007 by Mark Grieve and Ilana Spector Bikes reclaimed from garbage dumps and recycling centers form a 30 foot high archway. Pic: Jenene Chesbrough www.flickr.com Bicycle Shop Germany Christian Petersen admires the facade of the bike shop he co-owns in Atlandsberg, north east of Berlin. How they get the bikes down when needed is an unknown! www.pixdaus.com Bicycle Fence Pic: www.ibikecolumbia.blogspot.com Bicycle Furniture Tubes as cushions, wheels as frame. By Andrew Gregg – designs many great pieces – check out his site… www.bikefurniture.com Tour Table by Gae Aulenti Available through: www.mintshop.co.uk Pic: www.moggit.com Retread – By Judd Turner Bicycle tires, wood frame. 26″ x 18″ www.judturner.com Robert Rauschenberg Riding Bikes, 1998 With neon, in a fountain, Berlin. Pic: Hans Bug www.commons.wikimedia.org Bicycle Gate Pic: www.funfunpics.blogspot.com Bicycle Sculpture Vancouver, Canada An bike riding artist driven to frustration… Pic: Dustin Sacks www.flickr.com Sculpture on top of the River City Bicycle Store Portland, OR Pic: Dr Burtoni www.flickr.com SeeSaw Bike – made from Brooks England bike parts… Designed by Ben Wilson www.viacomit.net Susan Crownenwett, San Francisco 1999 Have seen extended length fences like this, that look really nice… www.sunsetscavenger.com Hanging Bicycle Fence – Myrtleford, Australia Pic: www.picasaweb.google.com Bicycle Gate Popular design for the wheels keep the gate up off the ground. www.funfunpics.blogspot.com Bicycle Gate My favorite! www.funfunpics.blogspot.com Bicycle Fence in Blue Ridge Mountains www.funfunpics.blogspot.com Black Bicycle Fence www.funfunpics.blogspot.com Bicycle Fence Surrounding Recycle Ithaca’s Bicycle’s (RIB) Old Shop Pic: Sandy Su www.flickr.com Bicycle Sculpture by Donald Lipski Washington Convention Center. Lipski’s stool sculpture seen behind. Pic: Thom Watson www.flickr.com Bicycle Sculpture ‘Surge’ 2006, Chicago. Lucy Slavinski www.lucyslivinski.com Bicycle Sculpture and Windchime by David James of Alberta, Canada. www.bikengruvin.com Bicycle Wheel Dome Via: facebook.com/GreenSetGo Bicycle Sculpture by Jake Beckman Entrance to Morgana Run Bike Trail Cleveland www.americantrails.org Bicycle Sculpture ‘Cyclisk’ Artists Mark Grieve and Ilana Spector. Santa Rosa’s 65′ obelisk sculpted from recycled bicycles. It weighs 10,000 lbs and is made from roughly 340 recycled bicycles collected from local nonprofit community bike projects. It took nearly four months of welding to manufacture. Could be the look of the future, obelisks of waste. Pic: www.flickr.com Bicycle Wheel Mirrors By Gilbert VandenHeuvel of Ontario www.therecycler.ca $300. Ivy League Bikers www.flickr.com Rusting bicycle trellis hung on side of houseboat Bolinas, California Pic: James Gaither www.flickr.com Bicycle Fence – Golden, Texas Pic: www.tphblog.com Bike Accident in Denmark Pic: Tomasz Sienicki www.commons.wikimedia.org Bicycle Celebration – St Omer, France By Phil Nevard www.flickr.com Fish on Bikes – Surrey, England Artist: Daren Greenhow Pic: M J Richardson www.commons.wikimedia.org Bicycle Gear Sphere by James Irving Pic: Paul Carnahan www.flickr.com Bicycle Sculpture, Palmer Sculpture Biennial, Australia Pic: Harvey Schiller www.flickr.com Bike Cart – After shopping, for flat lands only. Instructables – How to… www.instructables.com Double Bicycle Chair By Gilbert VandenHeuvel of Ontario www.therecycler.ca Recycled Bicycle Chain & Tire Chair www.brcdesigns.com – Inman, SC Bicycle Chain Chandeliers By Carolina Fontaura Alzaga www.facaro.com See more Previous article Hugelkultur Next article 12 Chicken-Friendly Plants To Grow Next To Coops Written by Keiren Keiren is an artist who lives in New York City. A lover of animals, nature, science & green building. Keiren originally founded Inspiration Green in 2007, which merged with Insteading in 2016. 39 Comments Leave a Reply I am a bicycle artist. Paula LaPorte and I spent two years completing the Twelve Dancing Princesses, a green interpretation of the Grimm Fairy Tale. They are currently on display in Bennington, VT but I would like to get photo’s on your site. Each Princess began with a bicycle frame and grew into her own personality, using found objects, both natural and manufactured. They are kinetic sculpture and audience participation is invited. I love all the wonderful creativity and fun in the photo’s on your site. TY for sharing! Reply Great photos of what is done with bicycles. Here is another spot to see bicycles recycled into art. Here is the link. https://www.bikengruvin.com Reply Unfortunately, the RIBs bicycle fence shown above has been replaced with something ugly. Reply First time on this site. Beautiful work! Reply LOVE this!!! Can we add photos – there are very cool bikes hanging on lamp posts in Roturua, (North Island) NZ. And this gives me some ideas for Longmont, CO as well . . . . Reply like! Reply This is huge fun! I smiled all the way through! Reply Absolutely loved it all, made me smile Thanks ! Reply Very cool stuff. I was a little relieved at the end to learn why there might be a surplusage of bicycles when I suspect many 3rd World countries would love to have some of the bikes that are throwaways for these purposes. That said, still cool. Except for the chair with chains as a backrest. Reply These give me some ideas. Love them. Reply I just love the artistic minds that came up with these ideas. Reply wonderful. thinking. creative. useful. Reply Love the inspiring page, my team will see that bicycle recycling is bigger than anything you could have imagined it would be. Thank you and stay in touch, Capt. Richard Barone, Bici-Rehab of Costa Rica https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/95596?a=553389 Reply https://fahrradi.han-lan.com/ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ISEGDWpKAeY Reply AWESOME IMAGINATIONS … GREAT ART!! Reply all well done !! I do some of the same but with a unique twist. The project is truely an inspiration……….m Reply These designs are amazing testaments to human ingenuity and to the usefulness and versatility of the bicycle. You don’t have to be a cycling enthusiast to enjoy these works of art! Reply Thanks for this great post! I’ve referred back to it and added some of my own bike art images on my blog: https://richardtulloch.wordpress.com/2012/10/28/the-art-of-cycling/ Reply Hi, we made the ‘black bike fence’ that appears in this cool web site. If you are up to it, you can label it ‘bike fence at the Diabase Lodge’. Would you like to see more of our bicycle related stuff? Reply Well so amazing! Trying to track out people who are bike ‘creative’ in UK for bike festival near Cambridge! 2013 …you want to show some of your work off?! Get in touch! Reply As my husbands, and son are keen cyclist and I am an artist, I have had some fun with bike components. Can I send you a picture of a bike chain dress sculpture I made to upload? Reply I would love top see the dress sculpture.. Reply I have made a sculpture in my front yard that incorporates evergreens and bike rims that would look great in the site. Let me know and I could send you the pic Reply Wow! Impressive and creative! I would love to connect with anyone that would like to share their creative bike art – or collections of bike art – with 22,000+ enthusiastic attendees at Pedalfest in Oakland, CA. http://www.pedalfestjacklondon.com Reply Hey great work! this is some awsm stuff, very inspirational! love it. Check some more fun bike action here: http://www.juxtonartbikes.com Í love to network with some creative likeminds so contact me about bikes ::) Reply http://www.niritlevav.com – she makes sculptures of dogs out of bicycle chains! Reply Love it! Reply Call for Artists – ‘Unchained – The Art of the Bicycle’. Calling all bicycle loving artists and artistically inclined bicyclists. Artworks, the Visual Arts Center of Trenton N.J. is kick’n up the RPM’s with a bicycle themed art exhibit celebrating Trenton Cycling Revolution’s 17th Annual Bike Tour. An exploration into the intersection of Art and Bike Culture, all media will be considered from depictions of bicycles and bike culture to objects made of bicycles. Accepted works will be on display in the Main Gallery in from May 11 – June 8, 2013. For more event/entry process information please visit artworkstrenton.org/unchained Reply awsome,inspirational,phenominal,happy,sad.my sister committed seuicide one week ago. Amy was an awsome beautiful loving spirit. She would have adored this site, as do i. Reply Feel free to check me out at: Daves Bike Art Stuff (on facebook) Reply Besides pictures and objects on bikes, there’s also the famous Bizarre Bike Booklet with photo’s, drawings and details on Dutch bikes (in Dutch and English). more information please visit: http://www.roojan.nl Reply We love vintage bicycle. This is nice recollection of talent. Eco friendly artist! Reply my friend Ruth who makes stuff from bike inner tubes under her label Qhere Reply This is some interesting stuff Reply I am inspired to do something like this with all the bicycles I’ve collected. Thanks for the motivation. Reply Hi, We are organizing an unconventional bicycle expo at the Tinley Park Convention Center (near Chicago), October 2-4, 2015. It will include all types of unconventional bicycles, you name it, it will be here. We thought you would be a good fit for the expo. You can find all the exhibitor information on our web site: Cube-Expo.com If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me. Thank you for your time. Julie Keating Cube Expo Reply Cool gallery. You might enjoy the kinetic bicycle sculptures by San Diego-based artist Amos Robinson. Photos and videos can be seen on his website http://www.amosrobinson.com. Happy trails! Reply I make human forms from bicycle chains. These can be seen at http://www.bikechainart.com. 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