Walking through the Warner Bros. Property Department…

You will constantly see additions to their rental collection. On a recent visit to the department, I couldn’t help but notice the pieces throughout that utilize materials from other products in their fabrication. Seeing traditional objects given a new life . . . a nod to artist Marcel Duchamp and the Ready Made movement who gave ordinary objects a new thought . . .

You will constantly see additions to their rental collection. On a recent visit to the department, I couldn’t help but notice the pieces throughout that utilize materials from other products in their fabrication. Seeing traditional objects given a new life . . . a nod to artist Marcel Duchamp and the Ready Made movement who gave ordinary objects a new thought . . . is inspirational.is inspirational.

One incredible example of this is a lighting fixture designed and fabricated by local Los Angeles artist Carolina Fontoura Alzaga. From a distance you see a beautiful, delicate and cascading chandelier, but upon closer inspection you realize it is composed of bicycle parts. The juxtaposition of using an everyday industrial item to create a classic piece, the Chandelier, while maintaining the visual read of light and delicate is extraordinary!

We were interested to learn more about the artist and her process – so after an internet search – we found FACARO, and called. FACARO is a mash up of the artist’s name – Carolina [F]ontoura [A]lzaga —> F. A. CARO.

Facaro’s concept developed organically. She was immersed in bike culture, surrounded by a surplus of bike parts and began to experiment with them as a material with which to make art. She stripped the parts of their original context, approaching them as simple shapes and forms to reconfigure – a very playful process. Her favorite part of creating these pieces – the moment a piece lights up for the first time – the challenges, sweet and tears fade in to the background.

FACARO is always looking at found and reclaimed materials for their potential. For more, visit www.facaro.com.