Unchained- by Nirit Levav

“Unchained”, by Nirit Levav is a series of dogs sculptures, made out of recycled bicycle parts, mostly chains.

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Despite the use of metal, they have a gentleness and sensitivity to them. Levav manages to capture the dogs in moments and expressions that make it hard to believe they are made of scrap metal.

9.Maxine

Maxine / Bicycle chains / 10X50X56 cm (4″x20″x22″ inches)

 

Othello

Othello, Bicycle Chains, 100x40x55 cm (40x16x2 inches)

The inspiration for this series came during a random visit to the bike repair shop, when the artist looked at the parts the owner intended to through away and decided to create a statue of a dog (a Rottweiler) out of bicycle chains.

Nirit in her Studio

Nirit in her Studio

One dog inspired the next and a whole series was made out of these recycled parts that were collected for her all by bicycle repair shops all over town.

2 Baby Choo, Bicycle chains,27x15x37 cm (11"x6"x15" inches)

2 Baby Choo, Bicycle chains,27x15x37 cm (11″x6″x15″ inches)

The artist was always drawn working with iron, fascinated by the techniques and the challenges it brings, but the uniqueness of the series “Unchain” is in the re-investigation of the matter and research of its versatility, as reflected in the bicycle chains.

Princess, Bicycle Chains, 157x57x123 cm (63x23x49 inches)

Princess, Bicycle Chains, 157x57x123 cm (63x23x49 inches)

Sluki, Gear Parts, 120 x 45 x 95 cm (48" x 12" x 38" inches)

Sluki, Gear Parts, 120 x 45 x 95 cm (48″ x 12″ x 38″ inches)

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