This final project of building a bicycle as an art piece is significant because it describes my passions. As an engineer I value hugely the simple engineering elegance of a bicycle. It’s simple and it’s efficient. I believe it can be argued to be a “perfectly” engineered object: a barebones engineering solution maximizing efficiency. I believe that the form of the bicycle can be made to be as elegant as the engineering of it: I believe that I will be making a functional art piece that illustrates the intersection of art and engineering through the simple elegance of the bicycle.
Behling, Charlie, "Xantos: A Study of Art and Engineering through Bicycle Design" (2014). 2014 AHS Capstone Projects. 5.