We each have that dream bike (or bikes), the one that makes us sigh and take leave of the moment to dream of cycling uninhibited through whatever cycling dreamscape we each keep in our hearts (the Alps, the urban jungle, Pacific Coast Highway along Big Sur – whatever it may be). That is when the bicycle arrives not so much as sporting equipment, or transit vehicle – but as art.
However familiar the above experience may be – it turns out the bicycle itself goes beyond and is no stranger to serving as integral host to a moving art gallery:
This particular sort of animation is a take on a zoetrope, one of the earliest forms of animation that eventually did contribute to films. Sometimes the bicycle is a piece of artwork, (we certainly think our folding frames are art), sometimes it inspires the art, and sometimes it is an integral part of the art.