Materials: SRAM parts, laser cut acrylic
Statement: When I received my box of bicycle parts, my 3-year-old son and 1-year-old daughter tore through the plastic packing materials. Together, we created our first sculpture: a colorful tower. My husband, an architect, built a series of pyramids that resembled coral polyps. So, I had many innovative compositions to contemplate. When I began to play with the pieces, I saw a garden. I fabricated some gear-like forms that included some of the inspiring text from the World Bicycle Relief website. Then I began developing individual flower silhouettes by combining the words with the SRAM components. The result is Bloom—the beginning of an indoor garden. With more space I’d like to see it grow and expand to occupy a whole room.