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Street Artist Brad Downey Turns an Old Bike into a Garden Fountain

By: Gil Haddi - Published: • References: braddowney & junk-culture
Constantly changing the way public spaces are viewed, street artist Brad Downey has transformed a dilapidated old bike into a majestic water sprinkler in a local park in Klagenfurt, Austria.

Called 'Fountain,' this latest installation art project by Downey channels water through a hose, into the metal frame of the bike and out through the handlebars, spraying the water all the way back into the nearby canal that runs though the park. This project emphasizes the beauty in the overlooked, displaying the value in the inherently valueless and serving as a critique for the prevalence of a thow-away culture.

While this rusty old bike may never ride another day, it has already become part of an amazing public art installation project set on the park grounds. Stats for Upcycled Bicycle Sprinklers Trending: Older & Mild
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