Downtown Bike Rack Series, Stacked Bikes
Stacked Bikes (3 of 3)
Martyna Dakowicz, 2010
Laser cut steel
Stacked Bikes stems from the geometric alignment of bike wheels. The layered pattern of the design signifies multiple bikes attached to the steel rack. Its graphic simplicity is inspired by the fixed gear aesthetic, with the aim of inherently promoting urban bike transportation. This artwork is part of the Downtown Bike Rack Series - a series of 24 artist designed bike racks installed throughout the downtown core. Beyond providing additional bike parking, the bike racks act as an urban art gallery that citizens can enjoy year-round. In 2010, regional artists were asked to submit designs that reflected either the unique character of downtown or cycling culture. More than 180 original designs were submitted by 75 artists. A volunteer community jury reviewed the submissions and narrowed down the selection to 10 finalists. The public then voted for their favourite designs. The jury received 883 public votes, from which they selected six winning designs.
For more information about the City of Burlington's Public Art program, visit www.burlingtonpublicart.com