Earlier this year I was invited by SRAM Parts Project to create an art piece using at least 25 bike parts. 95 artists from the US, Canada and Ireland were invited to participate in this year’s New York City event. I was honored by the invitation and support the cause completely. The project is part of the World Bicycle Relief and places bikes in Africa and other 3rd world countries.
Here’s their statement about why this is so important:
“World Bicycle Relief serves people in underdeveloped regions of the world who suffer from lack of access to health care, education, and economic opportunity. With a bicycle you can travel four times farther, carry five times more, and save up to three hours a day in travel time (based on a 10-mile commute). So you can get to a doctor, to school, or to work faster and more safely. Doors closed by distance are now opened, as is the way to a better life.”
My collage is entitled “Gears of Hope.” It was a huge challenge to take a minimum of 25 bike parts and turn them into something that looks remotely like art. Let me know what you think 🙂