A clever street artist converts a rusty old bike into a functioning water source.
Berlin based street artist, Brad Downey is known for creating unique installations in public spaces using found objects in unconventional ways. In his most recent installation, ‘Fountain,’ Downey re-imagined a new purpose for an abandoned, old bicycle. He mounted the bicycle atop a rack, transforming the frame into a functioning water fountain.
He channeled water through a hose from a nearby canal, then into bicycle frame and out of the handlebars – spraying the water back into the canal. The piece looks at throwaway culture by giving a function to what might otherwise be viewed as useless trash. The installation is part of a public art project in Klagenfurt, Austria and was on view until August 12 has reopened in Basel, Switzerland for Skultur II.