Artist Michael West Builds a Life-size Bicycle Sculpture Made from Wood, Willow and Stinging Nettle

Influenced by Vincent Van Gogh`s work "Van Gogh`s Chair", sculptor Michael West has created a remarkably detailed life-size bicycle using nothing more than wood, willow and stinging nettle found in the woods behind his house in Somerset, England. "This piece of sculpture is a reflection of my personality and characteristics as an artist" Michael says, "I chose the bike as society often uses anthropomorphism to reflect themselves within everyday objects, for example a car may be male or female and often given a personality and sometimes even a name. Every single part of this bike has been painstakingly made by myself as with all artworks this carries the artists characteristics therefore becoming an extension of oneself."

Find out more about Michael's work here.