Ballroom Luminoso--outdoor chandeliers made of recycled bicycle parts
May 31, 2013 12:46 PM   Subscribe

Ballroom Luminoso is a series of six chandeliers made of recycled bicycle parts, installed under a freeway overpass in Texas. The chandeliers were commissioned by Public Art San Antonio (PASA) and created by Joe O'Connell and Blessing Hancock Public Art. When the globes are lit up at night, the results are what O'Connell describes as a cross between a ballroom and shadow theatre.
posted by hurdy gurdy girl (9 comments total) 8 users marked this as a favorite
I was prepared to be underwhelmed by a glob of welded together frames sporting lightbulbs at random intervals, but instead was greeted by the exact opposite. This is really well done. Thanks for posting.
posted by RolandOfEld at 1:04 PM on May 31, 2013 [2 favorites]

So, so beautiful. Also, take a look at the bike chain chandeliers linked on the page.
posted by cooker girl at 1:07 PM on May 31, 2013

That is indescribably lovely.
posted by 256 at 1:37 PM on May 31, 2013

This might be the impetus I need to finally learn to weld.
posted by dubold at 2:28 PM on May 31, 2013

Beautiful. I love public art.
posted by Malla at 2:30 PM on May 31, 2013

I love this. And what dubold said.
posted by bashos_frog at 2:45 PM on May 31, 2013

I feel like the term "chandeliers" (though it is what the artist used himself) is misleading--like RolandOfEld said, one imagines something quite different. These are...I don't know, more like disco balls (though that might also have the wrong connotation). But the bike chain chandeliers cooker girl mentions are more my idea of a chandelier.
posted by hurdy gurdy girl at 3:58 PM on May 31, 2013

Ohhh… that's so beautiful! Thank you for posting this!
posted by Lexica at 10:16 PM on May 31, 2013

Great example of excellent public art. thanks for posting.
posted by theora55 at 10:04 AM on June 1, 2013

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