Blessing Hancock
Bike Church
Blessing Hancock and Joe O'Connell
Barrio Anita Neighborhood, Tucson, AZ
powder coated steel, bicycle parts, acrylic, LED lighting, solar panel
12’ x 12’ x 22’
commissioning agency: Pima Association of Governments, City of Tucson
Bike Church is a walk-in metal sculpture made from recycled bike parts arranged into geometric forms. We led a group of high school students to create this permanent art piece for downtown Tucson. ‘Stained glass’ windows cast colors onto the white structure while solar lights illuminate the building at night. Bike chimes hang like organ pipes that visitors can play and fill the surrounding area with sound. Shrines allow visitors to contribute to the sculpture, by placing pictures or other mementos at the memorial. This project was featured in Sculpture Magazine, V 29 No 4.

Blessing Hancock owns Skyrim Studio Inc which focuses on site specific sculpture. She utilizes her BFA in Sculpture and MLA in Landscape Architecture to create innovative work for public spaces. She has completed monumental sculpture projects throughout the world and has extensive experience working with city agencies, project teams and community groups.

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