Spectacular sculptures made of old bike chains
When he’s not operating his bike contracting business in Iowa, Chainbreaker Studio’s Drew Evans creates art out of recycled bicycle parts. The gifted metal fabricator makes amazing artworks out of scrap steel that are influenced by environment using used motorcycle tires and suspension components.
Since he started welding in 2008, Drew has become a master at transforming scrap steel into works of beauty. According to him, “I much appreciate putting life and elegance to what is frequently regarded as garbage.” For a plethora of purposes, such as the fact that they are excellent materials for geometric designs and available in a multitude of metallic finishes that frequently take on colourful patinas when warmed, I especially enjoy dealing with scrap bike chains and suspension components. I enjoy thinking about the tens of millions of kilometres they have travelled with passengers and the tales they might share if they could speak, the author says.
Evans is especially passionate about making tree statues because they combine his love of biking, environmentalism, and environment. A user’s dad who employed at a nearby bike store requested the first one he ever created as a birthday present. Evans created the stunning 11″ x 15″ tree from scrap steel he discovered in the garbage at the same store, using a variety of shafts for the greenery and bicycle chains for the limbs and trunk. Ever since, Evans has produced other trees with various foliage textures and sizes. As an illustration, he skillfully substitutes autumnal foliage for bicycle parts that have a pleasant, golden patina.
Evans creates artworks that are not just influenced by trees but also by the human body, galaxies, geometric designs, and more. A statue of a woman in a realistic style is one of his most current creations. The amazing piece, which measures 36′′ 16′′ and weighs around 20 pounds (9 kg), is Evans’ most intricate bike chain art creation to date. Regardless of the topic, each work demonstrates the author’s ability and commitment to his trade.
To see more of Evans’ sculptures made from motorcycle tires and to see his webpage gallery, scroll to the bottom.
Old bicycle chains and suspension components are transformed into amazing steel creations by Chainbreaker Studio’s Drew Evans.
He combines his love of biking, sustainability, and environment in his tree carvings.
Evans brilliantly creates colourful vegetation by using bicycle parts with various patinas.
Evans also does figurative artworks in addition to trees and other objects.