The Ka-Bike-O-Scope - CODAworx

The Ka-Bike-O-Scope

Submitted by Luke Crawley

Client: The DaVinci Pursuit

Location: Indianapolis, IL, United States

Completion date: 2015

Artwork budget: $70,000

Project Team


Luke Crawley

Owens and Crawley LLC


Quincy Owens

Owens and Crawley LLC


The Ka-Bike-O-Scope is comprised mainly of a glass-encased canopy in which color wheels made from bicycle wheels are mounted. Users can rotate the color wheels using a stationary bicycle and hand crank producing dramatic kaleidoscope light effects on the ground illustrating the physics of light synthesis and filtration. Installation square footage is approximately 64 sq ft.


This artwork was designed in response to a request for proposals involving the integration of science with art.