Mark Grieve x Ilana Spector – Cyclisk – Bicycle Obelisk Sculpture

0 Posted by - September 9, 2010 - Sculpture

Northern California artists Mark Grieve and Ilana Spector built a 65-foot-tall, 10,000-pound obelisk out of around 340 bicycles — and one tricycle.

http://lh4.ggpht.com/_BkOsthGKM3U/TIkeI-wjrxI/AAAAAAAAAM0/9ZMjDkwah6s/1.jpgThe monumental sculpture, called “Cyclisk,” has been installed on a streetcorner in Santa Rosa, California. Perhaps ironically, given its composition, the obelisk is right in the midst of a bunch of auto dealerships.

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The $37,000 piece was built with funds from Nissan, which is building a $3.7 million dealership in the city. Santa Rosa’s “1% for art” law dictates that 1% of major construction projects be devoted to public art.

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Grieve and Spector collected the hundreds of bicycles they needed for the project from community donations.

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It’s not the first bicycle sculpture by Grieve: he has sculptures made of bicycle parts in San Rafael, Santa Barbara, and San Francisco.

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