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.
The 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.
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.
Grieve and Spector collected the hundreds of bicycles they needed for the project from community donations.
It’s not the first bicycle sculpture by Grieve: he has sculptures made of bicycle parts in San Rafael, Santa Barbara, and San Francisco.