Chandelier for bike lovers

Actually, for bike lovers and also for those who have spare parts. Or, you just might try getting one of the models below, as Ballroom Luminoso is a series of six chandeliers designed by artists Joe O’Connell and Blessing Hancock. They are currently installed under an overpass in San Antonio, Texas, USA.

Made from custom made structural steel, custom LEDs and recycled bicycle parts, the lights project colorful silhouettes of sprockets and other pieces onto the otherwise drab cement underpass. From the artist’s statement about the project:

Ballroom Luminoso references the area’s past, present, and future in the design of its intricately detailed medallions. The images in the medallions draw on the community’s agricultural history, strong Hispanic heritage, and burgeoning environmental movement. The medallions are a play on the iconography of La Loteria, which has become a touchstone of Hispanic culture. Utilizing traditional tropes like La Escalera (the Ladder), La Rosa (the Rose), and La Sandía (the Watermelon), the piece alludes to the neighborhood’s farming roots and horticultural achievements. Each character playfully rides a bike acting as a metaphor for the neighborhood’s environmental progress, its concurrent eco-restoration projects, and its developing cycling culture.

I wouldn’t quite mind if such chandeliers were to light some of the dark tunels or shady places in here…

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