+ Carolina Fontoura Algaza
Carolina Fontoura Alzaga, a Mexican multidisciplinary artist, takes old bike parts and turns them into shimmering chandeliers. Her series of Victorian-era chandelier sculptures is called “Connect,” and they exemplify how mundane objects can be transformed into magnificent masterpieces! Of the message behind the sculptures, Fontoura Alzaga says “Bourgeois commodity verses the bike as self propelled movement - it’s a metaphor for potentiality.” Regardless of the possible parallels, one thing is absolutely certain: the pieces are beautiful and enlightening works of eco art.
From a distance, you can hardly tell that these light fixtures are made of bike chains.
Actually, you can hardly tell from up close either.
From underneath, you can see how intricate they are.
The artist makes smaller versions as well.
Another stunning fixture.
The light really brings out the texture of the chains.