Michael Bahl

Via The Miami Foundation


To create a landmark for St. Paul bicycle culture through a sculpture that doubles as a bike rack.

To establish a sculptural landmark for the St. Paul bicycle culture, Paleo-osteological Interpreter Michael Bahl will create the bronze skeleton of a large imaginary mammal in repose; its ribcage will function as a bike rack.  A bony crest on the dome of its skull will suggest a bike helmet.  Bahl's work, called the Paleo-osteological Bike Rack, focuses on how prehistoric skeletons, while taken for granted as science, can evolve into works of art.  When the individual bones are joined in a united effort, a skeleton becomes the ultimate functioning mechanism, or in this case, a whimsical bike rack. 

Project Team

The Miami Foundation