Sunday, September 07, 2008

No Bull

I found these bicycle parts in a dumpster recently. The wires are the brake cables - I am not sure whether to leave them on or cut them off? I kind of like them.
A possible title for this piece is “No Bull” - references to Picasso’s original sculpture & Magritte’s “This is not a pipe” being intentional.
Otherwise it could be a “Recyclabull”?

See more of my recycled, upcycled and environmental works at


Barbara said...

I think leave the wires. They draw the eye downwards, so that the whole piece of art is taken in vertically as well as horizontally. They also provide a softness of focus - Barbara

Martin Adlington said...

Thanks Barbara, that was my feeling too, plus the wires give a point of difference to the original, & are authentic.

Barbara said...
This comment has been removed by the author.
Barbara said...

They could also represent a flow of tears...grief for the treatment of bulls goaded to death not only for the enjoyment of crowds, but also for that of individuals such as Hemingway and Gardner.