Thursday, 17 March 2011

Recycling: chandeliers

I'm a BIG fan of recycling & reusing. There is so many possibilities to create new object from old / already used material. I was blown away when I saw this chandeliers made from recycled bicycle parts - chains inspired by old victorian era style. They are made by artist Carolina Fontoura Alzaga.


photo via honestly...WTF


ARTIST STATEMENT:
"This series addresses class codes, power dynamics, reclaimed agency, and ecological responsibility. The traditional chandelier is seen as a bourgeois commodity, a cachet of affluence, excess, and as such power. The recycled bicycle parts become a representation of the dismissed, invisible, and powerless, but also an affirmation of self-propelled movement. The bicycle chandelier thereby creates a new third meaning of reclaimed agency." 
  
photo via honestly...WTF
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