I'm still trying to figure out how to combine my art and my motorcycle. I imagine it would be easier if I made paintings and drove a VW van. It is what it is. For now, I'll include some photos of Aine Vend, (my bike), and other motorcycle inspired shots.
In this moment, it's road shots, a few signs, clouds, asphalt, a couple portrait paintings.
For many riders the destination is often just an answer to, "Where should we ride to?" It's all about the road and the journey to "where" and home again. When I picked a color for a room in our home, it is a color of the sky on a perfect riding day. I have plenty of those shots. What I don't have is shots of passing a semi on I35, south bound, in a pelting down rainstorm. I can describe it... passing a semi is like riding beside a mean waterfall coming right at you. Keep moving, eyes on the road, don't give up, you can do this. In a heart beat I can feel the balls to the wall, hang on to your handles bars, just keep riding, you are already soaking wet, too old to ease into honing your skills as a rider, is that another semi up ahead, Spirit of the Universe give me strength and help us all get out of this alive thoughts racing through my head. The time is now lady. Sure, I love and prefer the dry, sweet blue sky T shirt days. The days that are exciting and horrible all at the same time are just part of it.
My photographs and two dimensional work is one of the few ways I am able to bring the ride to the studio. It is a way to bring the road, the stops, the camaraderie of riding with others and the peace and serenity of the open road solo, to an audience. For me being on a motorcycle is freedom and wildness, tempered with caution, absolute focus and awareness of where you are and what's around you. You are part of the elements.