Israeli artist, Nirit Levav, makes life-size sculptures of dogs using nothing more than bicycle parts. Bike chains, pedals and gears are put together to create these quirky works of art that were inspired by a visit to a bike shop in The Netherlands where cycling is very popular and common. Levav asked the bike shop for a collection of the shop’s accumulated junk and received a box full of bicycle chains.
Levav graduated from the Parsons School of Design in New York with a degree in Fashion Design – she pursued a career in fashion specializing in bridal gowns, but somehow found herself studying jewelry, pottery, ceramic sculpture and iron sculpturing. Levav’s love for dogs is rivalled only by her desire to create works of art from recycled materials.