Future primitive mask
Here's a box of 100 high-performance bicycle components. Go make something amazing from them.
That's the challenge Chicago-based bike-parts company SRAM threw at a group of handpicked artists, who responded by molding everything from figurative sculptures of weird and beautiful bike-gear creatures to abstract collages that blend paint with cranksets and chains.
Their works will be auctioned off tomorrow, November 29, at the Cedar Lake Theatre in New York City, with all proceeds going to World Bicycle Relief, a charity that provides bicycles to the underprivileged in Africa. Scroll through our gallery to see just a handful of the inventive works and you might just think twice about throwing out that greasy bike chain in the corner of your garage.
Made of hand-carved wood and modified machine parts (with a few colored feathers tossed in) Michael Whiting's "Future primitive mask" melds primitive art with a futuristic robotics aesthetic. The California artist likes to explore the relationship between the real and the virtual, and his work often hints at the influence of technology in daily life.
November 28, 2012 8:57 AM PST
Photo by: Michael Whiting
| Caption by: Leslie Katz
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