Bicycle Obelisk: Plans and A Sneak Peak

by Tom on July 1, 2010 · 1 comment

in bike art

Imagine a fifty eight-foot landmark sculpture in a form of a traditional obelisk. Made of recycled bicycle gears, rims, frames and hoops, it will be a series of intersecting rhythms – a visual metaphor for the human experience – technology and the humanities – history and the future – individual and collective. Evoking a “world of possibilities,” it will be a work communicating to all walks of life – all ages, relevant for years to come….

Those words form part of the proposal approved by the city of Santa Rosa, California for artists Mark Grieve and Ilana Spector to build and install Cyclisk, a public sculpture, later this summer.

Concept image from the project proposal.

I became aware of this project earlier this week when I was pointed to @sfslim’s photos and came across this image of what is apparently the obelisk-in-process.

You may already be aware of Mark Grieve’s work; perhaps you even had the pleasure of walking under his 30 foot tall bike arch at Burningman in 2008.

I can’t wait to see more images of the Cyclisk, and perhaps to visit it in person some day!

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Su Yin July 1, 2010 at 7:31 pm

Epic obelisk is epic!

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