Since we first pointed out the growing number of unique abandoned bikes around the city, we’ve become particularly observant when we take our routine walks or bike rides around the city. It’s easy to see these bikes as eyesores (or as hogs of valuable bike rack real estate), but lately we’ve been noticing something charming, if not artistic, about these misfits.
Like the photo from the original post, we thought that many of these bikes we’ve seen recently resembled works of modern art. The lines of the rusted bike chains brought to mind Richard Serra, while some of the more twisted frames reminded us of John Chamberlain’s work.
Since these abandonments aren’t likely to go anywhere anytime soon, we figure we might as well appreciate them.
– Laura and Ryan