Public Art...Wheel Sculpture and Yarn Bomb (updated)
On my way to work the other day I noticed two artists assembling the above piece. It's on the corner of Allen and Franklin and would have caught my eye anyhow but because it was being built out of bicycle wheels I stopped and talked to them (figures, one of the few times I forgot my camera...I would have liked to have their picture next to their art). The wheels, they told me, were donated by Rick Cycle Shop, which is located across the street. They also mentioned that it would be up all summer for the many outdoor events our city hosts (click here for a sample listing).
Then on my way to work this morning I couldn't help but notice the below yarn bomb on a couple bicycle racks on the opposite corner. Given their rainbow colors I'm assuming they were placed here in honor of the Pride Parade yesterday.
I mentioned to the bicycle wheel artists that I would post a photo of their art on my blog and told them how to find it...not sure if they are reading this (or if the yarn bombers are either), but I'd just like to say thank you. Thank you for making a beautiful city just a little more beautiful with your free outdoor art.
A reader commented on this post offering information on the artist and the sponser for the wheel art pictured above; I like to give credit when I can. Anyhow, I cut-and-past the following from the comment form (the links were added by me):
"The bicycle wheel sculpture was commissioned by the Greater Allentown First Fridays. Buffalo State art professor Jozef Bajus created the piece with the help of his students. There is also another piece at Quaker Bonnet up the street."