With bike manufacturers conceiving and manufacturing new and improved bicycle designs to satiate the needs of bike lovers, old and sometimes perfectly working bicycles and their parts are dumped in the waste bins to make room for the new ones. While we see some of these discarded things resold, most of them, however, end up rotting in the landfills.
As we often say that someone’s trash could be treasure for avid recyclers, Toronto sculptor Mike Schram proves us correct by morphing discarded bike seats, pedals, inner tubes, bike lights and other accessories into amazing artworks.
Dubbed as Cycle Critters, the stunning series of sculptures include various animals (mechanical), like a mouse on hind legs, turkey, turtle and a humpback whale. The 34-year-old artist owes his creativity to biomechanics of a bike and a green urge to recycle trashed bike parts into art. Thus far, he has created 70 such Cycle Critter by using 100 percent recycled parts, without the use of glue, fasteners or soldering.