Artist Jennifer Beatty Turns Upcycled Bike Parts into Art

By: Misel Saban - Jun 15, 2014
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Artist Jennifer Beatty cleverly upcycles unused bicycle parts in her latest art series called '100 Hoopties.' The series features exactly 100 artwork pieces designed by Beatty that beautifully fuse her passion for graphic design and cycling into one aesthetic form.

In her works of art, Beatty recreates famous visual graphics from film, art and video games by using refurbished bicycle parts. Pieces such as the bolts, lights, spokes and bicycle chains are collected from discarded bikes and repurposed by Beatty to have an artistic use. Beatty cleverly arranges the various pieces to replicate iconic moments in pop culture history. For example, number 43 of Beatty's pieces is a recreation of the iconic JAWS film poster featuring a bicycle chain shark and swimmer.