Dog-Gone Amazing Bicycle Chain Sculptures


Artist Nirit Levav Packer started out as a fashion designer, creating wedding dresses following graduation from the Parsons School of Design in NYC.

She tired of that and, inspired by her father’s green ethos and working in his theater creating sets and props, discovered discarded bicycle chains while sifting through her local bike shops’ discards. Inspiration stuck, and now she’s creating some incredible dog sculptures out of chains and cogs.

Video and additional images after the break. The sculptures start showing up about a minute in if you’re impatient, and the one made of individual cassette cogs is amazing…

For a full gallery of her sculptures, check her website. Here are a few fetching samples:


Patrick Fowler - 12/14/12 - 11:55am

Awesome! Another reason to appreciate gifted artists!

Chad - 12/14/12 - 12:02pm

Alternate headline: “Dogs, the missing link.”

Topmounter - 12/14/12 - 12:14pm

I weep for each and every innocent bicycle that had its chain cut off in the name of “art”.

Mike - 12/14/12 - 12:27pm

@Topmounter-are you joking or serious? Chains are a wear item, i.e. they wear out. What else should someone do with a discarded chain?

db - 12/14/12 - 12:37pm

can you imagine the weight of those!!!

Mark - 12/14/12 - 9:25pm

Absolutely Brilliant! She has done well with her God given talent and her love for dogs.

When I look at chain and cogs… they are just chain and cogs.
I send them to recycling center

hed - 12/17/12 - 6:49pm

Somebody knows this angelic track ??

CATIA - 05/14/13 - 1:15pm


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