The Awesome Foundation's Marin Chapter awarded a mini-grant so I could offer materials, mentoring and prize money to build Alebrije Bicycles. Starting a competition is typically a year-long effort (compressible to a few months, often) but I had about two months until Día de los Muertos, a natural date for this event.A field of five... Continue Reading →
Coming soon to Art and Soul of Sebastopol, and the Plaza Temporal in Roseland are 2 tiny gallery Art Exchanges. The website is here: http://www.tinygalleries.org. Stay tuned for more #tinygalleries action, including a launch event and more!
"Good artists copy, great artists steal." - Pablo Picasso "If you pursue this theme, we're not comfortable being on your team this year. We'll have to decline." Dawn and I hung up the phone, confused and somewhat out to sea. We'd never had team members quit because of our art before. As Piñas Lunchadores we mock-wrestled... Continue Reading →
In November of 2018, Robert van de Walle and Peter Perez met to discuss the idea of creating a collaborative kinetic piece for Dia de los Muertos. After several months of fabricating a fantastic creature based on the artwork of Mexican artist Pedro Linares, Robert handed off the bike to Peter, who painted traditional and... Continue Reading →
Thanks to all the hard work of the folks at Bike East Bay and the support of Jack London Square, this year's amphibious bike race was another huge success. The rigs were big, the ramp didn't flip anyone into the estuary, and we even had a mermaid for added magic! Studs won the Jack London... Continue Reading →
Winning first and second place trophies in Engineering, Art, and Speed, Team Pineapple wowed the citizens of Arcata, Eureka, Ferndale and later Corvallis with their kinetic sculpture Wheels of Dharma. An homage to Dawn's fondly remembered Pakistani Uncle Noel, who taught religious studies UC Santa Cruz, the art features a nodding Ganesh, Kali, and Hanuman.... Continue Reading →
Pirates descended on the fun at Pedalfest 2018, in Oakland's Jack London Square. There were Queens and Princesses, Scraper Bikes and folks flipping into the water on their amphibious bikes. Bob and I organized the Amphibious Bike Race part of the event and built a portable aluminum and plywood ramp, funded by Bike East Bay... Continue Reading →
This year’s Pineapple CalTrans was a solid gold wrecking crew! We cleaned up with the Biggest Splash and 1st Place in Engineering trophies, plus we had a blast pretending to be a road work crew. Lisa is actually a CalTrans employee, which we did not know when we picked the theme, but she was able... Continue Reading →