Art Challenge – Day 5
My Fashion Series sculpture is shown today for the 5/5/5 art challenge which consists of:
5 artworks/ over 5 days/ nominating another artist each day
Day 1 – Accomplished sculptor, Gilda Bronzé. Her work is wonderfully complicated and far reaching
Day 2 – Manuelita Brown, creates eclectic and authentically personal bronze figurative and portrait sculpture
Day 3 – Scott Bruckner, an accomplished wood sculptor who focuses on contemporary shapes
Day 4 – Marta Hotell, a contemporary metal sculptor extraordinaire
Day 5 – Benjamin Lavender, provoking sculptor and craftsman
Fashion Series Sculpture – Day 5
For Day 5, I am sharing a work from my Fashion Series “Chopper Chick”. I was inspired by the outfits and characters of the chopper bike crowd (I am a motorcyclist as well but am in the road racer/drag strip crowd).
The sculpture is ceramic 11 inches tall. Remarkably, she is sitting on a found highway retaining fence split rail that I found on a motorcycle ride at a lookout just outside Prescott, AZ – you can see it on Google Earth!!!!!
I bungeed the block of wood to the back of my motorcycle and carried it with me on my trip through the Utah state parks – over 1,700 miles!!
A chopper is a type of custom motorcycle which emerged in the United States in the mid-1960s. The chopper is perhaps the most extreme of all custom styles, often using radically modified steering angles and lengthened forks for a stretched-out appearance. They can be built from an original motorcycle which is modified (“chopped”) or built from scratch. Some of the characteristic features of choppers are long front ends with extended forks often coupled with an increased rake angle, hardtail frames (frames without rear
suspension), very tall “ape hanger” or very short “drag” handlebars, lengthened or stretched frames, and larger than stock front wheels.
Perhaps the best known choppers are the two customized Harley-Davidsons, the “Captain America” and “Billy Bike”, seen in the 1969 film Easy Rider.
More Fashion Series Sculpture
More of the sculpture from my Fashion Series can be viewed at FineArtSculpt.com.