One part self-portrait and one-part comment on, “the fragility of the current speed of life and its consumptions,” Dutch artist Nikola Nikolov made “Glass Rider” using broken bottles, 550 meters of wire and salvaged washing machine drums and steel serving trays. The bike itself is modeled after Nikola’s own 2007 GSX-R1000. “My wish for us is to become more aware of all the objects tha...

One part self-portrait and one-part comment on, “the fragility of the current speed of life and its consumptions,” Dutch artist Nikola Nikolov made “Glass Rider” using broken bottles, 550 meters of wire and salvaged washing machine drums and steel serving trays. The bike itself is modeled after Nikola’s own 2007 GSX-R1000.

“My wish for us is to become more aware of all the objects that surround us, and all the energy and materials needed to create them,” Nikola told us. “By becoming more aware we create a sense of respect and responsibility about how we treat our environment, and ourselves.”

This is Nikola on-track on his own GSX-R at Assen.

Plans to exhibit the just-completed, life-size work haven’t been finalized yet, but it may make an appearance at London Design Week in September.

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