02 March 2010
Brush with a bike-symbol artist
They're resurfacing the bike path at the east side of Hyde Park. The Bicycle Artist was at work, making his highly symbolic cement-paint creations.
He's a practised hand. It takes him less than five minutes to do a bike.
He must be a proper artist, not just an artisan, because he expresses himself mainly through his art, not words. How many bikes can you paint in a day? Oh, quite a few. How long have you been doing this? Oh, quite a while. How many bike lanes do you do in a week? Oh, now you're asking. Quite a lot.
So that's two artists in two days, following Real Cyclist Ed Gray yesterday. Wonder if this chap does commissions? He could do some in our front yard.