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The walls of our office feature works by multiple local artists, including paintings, sculptures, and photographs:


 

Our own Dr. Rodriguez is a part-time sculptor, whose works are currently on display in downtown Atlanta and along the Atlanta BeltLine's Eastside Trail. Over the years he has had three different installations of kinetic sculpture along the BeltLine, including one that has become a permanent part of the "Art on the Atlanta BeltLine" public art exhibition. Almost all of his art involves the bicycle in some way or another. Below are a few examples of Dr. Rodriguez' artwork:

 

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Artist Bio: Dr. Alex Rodriguez spent a decade living near the BeltLine in Atlanta's Reynoldstown neighborhood, but recently moved further south (and still BeltLine adjacent) into Ormewood Park. He has no formal art training, but as evidenced by his choice of profession, he does have an exceptional understanding of structural engineering and technical beauty, with the ability to create long-lasting works with his hands. Dr. Rodriguez has also had a lifelong interest in all things related to cycling, and began creating functional art from used bicycle parts around 2001 when he was president of the cycling team at the University of Florida. He still rides often, including commuting by bicycle daily to his office in Inman Park. More...

 

 

Whirling Wheels (2012) is a spinning collection of windmills made from bicycle parts, designed to celebrate the freedom of movement the bicycle provides to everyone along the Atlanta BeltLine. Permanently installed in Midtown Atlanta along the BeltLine corridor near Greenwood Avenue, Whirling Wheels consists of five individual kinetic sculptures (the largest of which is pictured here). Click here to see it on YouTube!

 

VeloCity Bicycle Rack (2017) The City of Atlanta and the Mayor's Office of Cultural Affairs commissioned dozens of these bicycle racks around Atlanta, each painted a different style by a different artist. This one is painted by Dr. Alex Rodriguez, in the "op art" style to evoke motion out of the static piece so that it looks fast just standing still. It was inspired by Allan Peters' poster "Speed", and was hand-painted by Dr. Rodriguez. Need a place to lock your bike up in downtown Atlanta? This rack is at the corner of Peachtree & Alabama Streets, just south of Five Points.

 

 

 

Spinning Yarns (2014) was a series of four giant and colorful pinwheels, installed along the East Side Trail in a collaborative effort between Dr. Alex Rodriguez and "The Knitterati" (an eclectic group of knitters and crocheters). Working together, they created a series of whimsical sculptures to showcase their textiles in a unique and interesting way through Dr. Rodriguez' kinetic art. Spinning Yarns was de-installed in August of 2015 after a full year out in the weather to make room for artwork by other BeltLine artists.

Click here to see it on YouTube!

 

 

 

 

Kaleidoscycle (2015) "Kaleidoscycle" is a kinetic sculpture made of bicycle parts and hand made glass, installed in the lobby of Inman Park Dentistry. An original design by Alex Rodriguez, done in collaboration with Creative Stained Glass Studio (Evergreen, CO), this piece is designed to calm and entertain with its slow, steady movement and changing patterns of light, colors, and shadows. For more details about this sculpture, from concept to final installation, go here.

.Click here to see it in motion on YouTube!

 

Click here for more of Dr. Rodriguez' artworks!