Wednesday, April 11, 2012
When Bike chains turn into sculpture
This is the "once in a while" post that shows that upcycling or recycling is compatible with art.
Seo Young Deok is a sculptor who's inspired by the shapes of human body. By choosing to work with bike chains the Korean artist, who graduated from Environmental Sculpture at the University of Seoul, is sending a very clear message about industrialisation and the human condition. He spent one whole year moulding a mile of bike chains, worth over $40 000, into a sculpture of a giant head over 7.5 meters tall.