Burn | Motorcycle
Venue: The Foundry at Summit Lodge, Killington, VT
This piece was a sacrifice to the motorcycle gods at Killington's annual motorcycle rally. The 8ft tall wooden motorcycle even featured a true "burnout" effect with sparks emerging from the rear wheel in a beautiful array of motion.
Details, details, details. The engine block was hollow, both the front and rear fenders were hinged for the addition of pyrotechnics, the license plate letters were sandblasted into stained wood (rather than painted--a true quality touch), and even had a sprocket and metal chain. Each wheel had over 30 spokes.
Building the Structure
This sculpture was the first inanimate burn that Chris built. He used one sketch and combined a number of different bike images together to create this custom ride. This piece was built to be manageable, as would be transported a couple of hours to it's destination. The finished structure was able to come apart into 4 pieces, just by manipulating two screws.