Curious to see “what a big tree - which is four or five meters long - with a speed of more than one hundred km per hour looks like,” Chinese artist Shi Jinsong has created what he calls the tree motorbikes, meaning that his work starts at the point where dead nature hugs a motorcycle/scooter chassis for art’s sake.

Displayed at the ‘China - Contemporary Revival’ exhibit taking place in Milan, Italy until February 7, 2010 Shi Jinsong’s work is definitely something else among the multitude of paintings and sculptures also displayed there.

Although he does mention to have built these with working motorcycle parts, the Chinese artist does not say if they’re actually made to be ridden or not. We hope they are because that would make their creator happy and we’ll be looking for some action pics if we hear they do.

Reinventing nature: tree motorbikes
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Tree motorbikes


Reinventing nature: tree motorbikes
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Tree motorbikes


Reinventing nature: tree motorbikes
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Tree motorbikes

Source: designboom via trendhunter

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2 comments:

  (612) posted on 03.7.2010

Well, that was a waste of a perfectly good bike. Anyways, I wonder if the designer or artist actually was able to drive it. I mean those branches seems to be blocking the drivers view of the road. But other than that, it looks very artistic.

  (1333) posted on 02.23.2010

Well, that was a waste of a perfectly good bike. Anyways, I wonder if the designer or artist actually was able to drive it. I mean those branches seems to be blocking the drivers view of the road. But other than that, it looks very artistic.

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