Rabbit Rodeo on one hell of a ride. Inspired by a desire for a little wild, crazy fun.
The figure structure is comprised of welded bicycle crank sets. The face is cast bronze. Parts also used include wrenches, elements of surgical tools, springs and other bicycle components. The rabbit is constructed of vintage auto bumper for body, motorcycle exhaust pipe formed into the ears, gears, spoons, wrenches, bicycle parts and other components all find their appropriate spot within the sculpture.
Sculptures by Lewis Tardy are one-of-a-kind pieces. Primary materials used are vintage, antique, scrap, re-purposed or discarded in nature. Corroded, blemished or oxidized metal provide texture, color and character that are sought after and intentional elements incorporated in my work. Natural patina’s and flaws are also noticed and creatively accepted in the final result. New, manufactured finishes and perfection should not be expected in this work.
27" tall x 20" wide x 8" depth. 46 Lbs