April 25, 2023
'TREK SESSION PARK'
THE IDEATurns out my physio Maria Irrasch is not only a really good physio but also an amazing artist.
I've seen many of her drawings and while training the other day we were joking about drawing directly onto a bike frame. In theory this was a cool thought and I was about to build a new freeride bike, so we gave it a go. Turns out matte white paint and lead/charcoal pencils go together surprisingly well. Mary then spend a couple long evenings hand drawing on the frame and I got to help with drawing the logos here and there. Lastly it got a matte clear coat on top so it won't wash off on the first day. Turned out amazing.
A TALE OF TWO WOLVESwritten on the top tube, a native american parable about an old Cherokee is teaching his grandson about life.
“A fight is going on inside me,” he said to the boy.
“It is a terrible fight and it is between two wolves. One is evil – he is anger, envy, sorrow, regret, greed, arrogance, self-pity, guilt, resentment, inferiority, lies, false pride, superiority, and ego.”
He continued, “The other is good – he is joy, peace, love, hope, serenity, humility, kindness, benevolence, empathy, generosity, truth, compassion, and faith. The same fight is going on inside you – and inside every other person, too.”
The grandson thought about it for a minute and then asked his grandfather, “Which wolf will win?”
The old Cherokee simply replied, “The one you feed.”
BEHIND THE SCENESHere is to some insights. The first photo shows the process of creating the paper ball transitions. I've first photographed the actual drawings on the frame, then printed it on paper and crumpled them step by step over a red background on my ipad. Took a photo of each frame and keyed it out later.
CHEERS TOMaria Irrasch for the incredible artwork and all the time invested drawing on this frame.
Trek Bicylces, Chromag, Industry Nine, Trickstuff for the frame and additional parts.
The Distillery for the Studio and the Light Equipment.