Last year in February, I went to Indonesia to create a new type of underwater sculpture. From the beginning of my arrival I searched for the material that my culminating sculpture would be made out of. The ones in the past were made of rebar and had to be to welded together. However since I'm a terrible welder and terrible perfectionist this time it just wouldn't do.
Needing to find something that was common, something that people had and might possibly donate I chose bikes. A totally cliche form for sculpture, but it’s cliche probably for a reason. I bought one to use as an example and then sought out locals, explaining the process while asking for old bicycles. Soon after I had gotten in total 5 bikes, three were from local kids, mine and one other from a nearby home-stay.
What follows is the story of this piece and it's creation.