Artists Make Sick Chandeliers Using Recycled Bicycle Parts for "Ballroom Luminoso"

Artists Make Sick Chandeliers Using Recycled Bicycle Parts for "Ballroom Luminoso"Photos by Fred Gonzales

A cool project that involves bike parts? We're in. "Ballroom Luminoso" is a series created by artists Joe O’Connell and Blessing Hancock. The six chandeliers are made out of custom made structural steel, a few nifty LEDs, and recycled bike parts. The silhouettes made a wonderful show for an underpass in San Antonio, Texas.

The artists says the piece is meant to remind spectators of the rich history of the city. They say, "The images in the medallions draw on the community’s agricultural history, strong Hispanic heritage, and burgeoning environmental movement. The medallions are a play on the iconography of La Loteria, which has become a touchstone of Hispanic culture. Utilizing traditional tropes like La Escalera (the Ladder), La Rosa (the Rose), and La Sandía (the Watermelon), the piece alludes to the neighborhood’s farming roots and horticultural achievements."

[via ThisIsColossal]

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