October 25 2014 Weld of the Week #7
This sculpture is about the feeling of riding a motorcycle (hence the title). I sought to show spatial volumes that approximate a motorcycle’s proportions of aerodynamic wave vibrations (in an abstract manner).
Inspiration came from Italian Futurism and my personal desire to show the intensity of speed and motion in a static 3-D artwork.
A limited-edition Harley-Davidson folding knife designed by the knifesmith David Mann adds a (literally) edgy aspect to the work.
September 12 2014 Weld of the Week #2
The idea came from a visit to NYC Harley-Davidson (which is—strangely—located in Queens, NY) about 8 years ago with a childhood friend, who’d bought his first Harley there in 1982 and knew all the old-school managers and mechanics by their first names or nicknames. When I mentioned I did metal art, Bobby “Wheels” was only too happy to walk me to the back and let me rummage through their dumpster. That‘s where the two gas tanks came from—they’d been in real crashes and have some road rash on them. I did not have the idea right away to make a rocking chair out of them, but when I sat on them it was a no-brainer. They are pretty comfortable at the angles I put them!