Unchained, by the artist Nirit Levav, is a collection of real-size dogs sculptures, made out of recycled bicycle parts, mostly chains. Despite the use of metal, they have a gentleness and sensitivity to them. Levav manages to capture the dogs in moments and expressions that make it hard to believe they are made of scrap metal.
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The inspiration for this series came during a random visit to the bike repair shop, when the artist looked at the parts the owner intended to through away and decided to create a statue of a dog out of bicycle chains. One dog inspired the next.
Nirit Levav (b.1963) is a designer and a multidisciplinary artist, who deals with the affinity between art and recycling.
In 2010, after two decades of flourishing career as a fashion designer, she decided to dedicate herself to her true passion- art.