Bicycles

I started exploring bicycles during my study abroad to Florence, Italy. They were something that really intrigued me because their characteristics told a story about the culture of Italy and their value on old things. A bike is a bike and they all have the same structure yet every bicycle I found was unique. I began to think of them as personalities and as  I would paint each one, I felt as though I was making a portrait. This concept really embedded itself in my head and I decided to name each bicycle which made the relationship between object and personality or person even stronger. This idea developed even further as I began thinking about the connection between a person and their belongings. When I began painting these I really wanted to capture the exact color and mood as if I were drawing a portrait and paying attention to the importance of details that make someone look like themselves.I concluded with the final thoughts that people can be represented by their belongings. This collection of watercolor paintings displays this relationship.

 

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