Just like the kids who recycled trash for the TOSSED sculpture contest (see story on page 38), Tylur French, a Memphis-based artist and a dad with three kids of his own, believes in the power of imagination. He created two sculptures that can be found on the Razorback Greenway bicycle trail in Bentonville, Arkansas. The sculptures are made of trashed bicycles and tricycles. The bike towers are nearly 20 feet tall and each contains between 60 and 90 bicycles, painted and welded together. One pile of bikes is orange, and the other is green.
The colorful bike piles sit on top of concrete bases with working bicycle pumps for bike riders to use.
We think that’s a weird and wonderful use for old bicycles!
By Karen Rice