Bicycle Weathervanes by Howie Sneider at Riverside Park - Providence, Rhode Island
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N 41° 49.154 W 071° 26.904
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Quick Description: "One Man's Trash is Another Man's Treasure" by Howie Sneider is a series of five weathervanes at Riverside Park in Providence, Rhode Island. Five-bicycles-with-recycled-trash-can-lids-for-tires-mounted-on-top-of-twenty-foot-tall-poles weathervanes!
Location: Rhode Island, United States
Date Posted: 4/13/2022 4:00:52 AM
Waymark Code: WM161EQ
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Long Description:
Artist Howie Sneider designed and installed this series of weathervanes in 2008. The freely rotating elevated bicycles are dispersed in an arc that follows -- or describes -- a bend in the Woonasquatucket Greenway as it runs through the southern end of Riverside Park in the Olneyville neighborhood of Providence, Rhode Island. Each looks like a regular bike frame from far away, but as you approach you see that the tires have been replaced with metal trash can lids. The bikes are mounted atop orange, 20-foot-tall poles. Pole-mounted signage reads:

Howie Sneider

One Man's Trash is Another Man's Treasure, 2008

Trash can lids, bicycle parts

These spinning bike sculptures tower over the bike path in Riverside Park. Recycled trash can lids take the place of wheels on reused bicycles, catch the breeze and make the sculptures dance in the wind.


La Basura de un Hombre es el Tesoro de Otro, 2008

Tapas de bote de basura, piezas de bicicleta

Estas esculturas de bicicletas giratorias se elevan sobre el basura reciclados toman el lugar de las ruedas en las bicicletas reutilizadas, atrapan la brisa y hacen que las esculturas bailen en el viento.

The QR code at the bottom right of the placard points to the WRCW Art on the Greenway list.

To see more of his work, check out Sneider's functional and decorative public art portfolio.

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