Sculptures Made From Bicycle Chains
Bike chains are versatile, and not just because you can use them to propel a bicycle or as a wallet chain.
Roller bike chains—flexible, slinky, steel mechanisms—can also be used for fine art. South Korean Artist, Seo Young Deok, has fashioned an exhibit of bike chain figure sculptures, a few of which are shown below.
The figures—mostly torsos and faces—look muscular and meticulously proporioned, some in an ancient Greek fashion, others in almost a “Lara Croft: Tomb Rader” way. The bodies are broken or shredded at the limbs and necks, or as a gash up the torso. From perusing the images, one may get an impression both of robot war and classical art simultaneously.
According to Oddity Central, Deok looks for inspiration in “crowded markets, and metro or bus stations, but also in Buddhist sculptures and paintings, which he has always admired.”