Inviting Light – Sculpture at Bike Again
The light sculpture that illuminates the yard in front of the Bike Again shop at 5664 Charles Street was made as a tribute to Danielle Moore, created out of bicycle parts by Bill Rudolph with Victor Comeau and Mike Gibbs.
DIY bike spaces are places to get your hands dirty, learn, and find community through sharing knowledge and skills. It can be really empowering to learn how to fix your own bicycle! Since 2000, the volunteers of Bike Again have provided Halifax with access to refurbished bikes, tools, parts, and a welcoming space to learn how to use them.
One of those volunteers was Danielle Moore. Danielle was a person who lit up every room she entered. She lived her life with passion, energy, playfulness and optimism and spread joy wherever she went. Danielle was always ready to jump in with both feet and learn something new, break down barriers and lift others up. She was an avid bike rider (even in the Winnipeg winter!), DIYer, educator and dedicated environmental advocate who was passionate about protecting and understanding nature.
Danielle is a light. She reminds us to live with hope and enthusiasm, even in the face of great challenge and uncertainty.
Created by local artist and bike enthusiast Bill Rudolph in collaboration with Victor Comeau and Mike Gibbs, this light sculpture celebrates Danielle’s spirit and her ability to inspire and empower others to live with hope, brilliance, and cautious optimism. It is a multifaceted sculpture: a mixture of practical and whimsical. It is also an invitation to the Bike Again space and to a brighter future together.
Lead Artist: William Rudolph
William Rudolph is an artist and sculptor of re-purposed and up-cycled materials. His creations range from static sculptural designs, to more functional works, such as table lamps. Bike parts, old cameras, and other metal objects are often assembled and incorporated into unique forms, from the representational to the abstract. The items William uses in his work are not concealed or disguised within the sculpture, but are clearly visible: each component to be appreciated in its entirely by the viewer.
Lead Electrician: Victor Comeau