Friday Figures- The Cycle of Life Needs a Rack, Too

A Flamenco dancer on break? Nope, just your basic peasant drapery; write your own narrative. Oil on canvas: raw umber, terra rosa and titanium white. 3 hour pose- can you believe this is as far as I got?

Today’s figure: a Flamenco dancer on a cigarette break, or a nude dressed in simple peasant garb. Please create your own narrative. Oil on a 16″ x 20″ gray toned canvas painted in raw umber, terra rosa and titanium white, 3 hour pose, and I can’t believe this is only as far as I got.

Our arts-friendly town has become very bike-friendly of late. So, the Norman Public Arts Board with co-sponsor Fowler Volkswagon held a bike rack design contest and got  over 200 submissions. I’m very proud and honored that two of my designs were included in the final picks.

Three inch steel pipe, wrought into the form of a charging bison bike rack, on the corner of Main Street and Webster, Norman, Oklahoma.

Three-inch-thick steel charging bison bike rack bolted to the corner of Main Street and Webster, Norman, Oklahoma.

Five designs were fabricated and installed onto the downtown pavement of the Norman arts and shopping district. A dedication ceremony was held this evening in an art gallery on Main Street. We artists stood tall and smiled as a photographer clicked away and a reporter scribbled in a yellow pad. Then we all went outside and admired the new bike racks.

Thundercloud bike rack, corner of Main Street and James Garner Avenue.

Thundercloud bike rack, corner of Main Street and James Garner Avenue, Norman, OK.

They are awesome.

Happy Friday.

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Debby Kaspari travels the world with sketchbook and binoculars, drawing and painting in wild and not-so-wild landscapes. Norman, Oklahoma is her home base, and she lives there with her tropical ecologist husband and a mackerel tabby named Gizmo.
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3 Responses to Friday Figures- The Cycle of Life Needs a Rack, Too

  1. Alan Baggs says:

    They are indeed…cool, handsome and practical environmental design. Is there no end to this woman’s talents?

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