Thanks to Israeli artist Nirit Levav Packer, who refitted and soldered chains, gears, pedals, seats and all manners of bicycle parts from Tel Aviv bike shops to build life-size dogs, we know these awesome beasts were bikes once. Nirit Levav Packer graduated from the Parsons School of Design, in New York City, with a degree in fashion design. She built a career for herself, specializing in bridal gowns, but after years of working in the fashion industry, Nirit realized she couldn’t satisfied her artistic urge to create solely as a designer. so she started broadening her education by studying iron sculpting, pottery, jewelry and ceramics. Although her newly acquired skills helped develop as an artist, it was at her father’s theater sets workshops that she most of her training, including welding, metal cutting and experimenting with various materials and substances. The time spent in her father’s workshop also inspired her love for recycling, as nothing was ever thrown away there and everything could be used to create something new. For more information or to get in touch with Nirit, we invite you to follow the link bellow.