Old School Buses Reincarnated: Into a Working Bus Shelter
All images: Christopher Fennell
At the intersection of West Broad and Alps Road in Athens, Georgia, if you're looking to catch a bus, you can wait at the region's most innovative (and recycled) bus stop. It's made from three old school buses (years 1962, 1972 and 1977), with the seat taken from a decommissioned Atlanta city bus.
Artist Christopher Fennell says he makes "architectural skeletons from discarded objects." More from Fennell:
The materials I use have been cast out by society, for example: demolished barns, broken bicycles and downed trees. I transform these objects into dynamic pieces and connect them into recognizable shapes.
Here's the rear view of the bus shelter:
and a short video about the construction process:
Fennell uses materials that range from discarded tree parts to used canoes to old baseball bats, and he tries to make his work site-specific and to take advantage of the surrounding landscape and architecture when he builds a piece. While he's in the process of building, though, he makes a big mess and, he's said, "Nobody knows what's going on."
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