The city of Santa Rosa unveiled a new piece of public art … an obelisk made out of recycled bicycles that stands 60 feet tall.. called Cyclisk. Get it? Cyclist + Obelisk = cyclisk. Uh huh.
To quote the artist, the art is to be “Made of recycled bicycle gears, rims, frames and hoops, [Cyclisk] 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….”
Hmmm. Uh huh.
What do you think? Cool or lame?
My family has a cabin in a very remote part of Northern Maine, where I love to spend my summers.
On our way up through the state, mom and I stopped in an adorable town (where they had a vegetarian cafe!?) where there was apparently bicycle “art” throughout the town. Here is a video of me gettin’ jiggy with two of the bikes.
I learned a few things:
1. All bicycle art pieces should flap
2. Cycling in flip flops sucks
3. I am surprised mom could work the camara