#UnchainMe Showcases the Relationship Between Transportation and Art

By: Cadhla Gray - Sep 1, 2015
References: martonecycling & design-milk
#UnchainMe is a series of artistic bike installations that gave artists an opportunity to showcase the interconnection between transportation and art. They each came up with creative ways to make visually appealing designs and a small commentary of their own.

Participating artists were L.A.-based ToMo, Fallen Fruit and Zachary Crane. Each artist was given a Martone Cycling Co. bicycle to work with. One of the finished pieces was a layered look with fading brown, white and pink paint dripping on to the ground. An added piece resembling an exhaust pipe stuck out of the bottom, dripping pink goop into a puddle -- appearing to be a reminder of the reduction of oil and fossil fuels cycling can achieve. As art often does, these bike installations give a glimpse into society, emphasizing the growing popularity of cycling because of its associated environmental, economic and efficient benefits.