Tuesday, July 5, 2011

The Contortionists

On the way to work, I recall along the way passing by a beautiful cherry red bicycle locked outside a store. Having passed by the bicycle twice a day to and from work, I assumed the owner lived or worked nearby and didn't pay much attention. It wasn't until one day I noticed that the seat had been stolen and a week later, the wheels were missing. Over a time period of a month, the thieves much like vultures, slowly picked away at the remains piece by piece until all that was left was a dented, rusty old frame which remained for several years chained to the parking meter.

Whenever I pass by bicycles with handlebars missing, or oddly warping wheels that look as though it is melting to the ground like from a Salvador Dali painting, I have often thought to document the slow transformation I had previously observed. I found plenty of subjects to choose from while walking around the streets of New York.

The Contortionists, 2011
20" X 20"
oil on canvas


Christof G. said...

wow this is beautiful!

jpakula said...

Love this painting. Is it going to be part of your upcoming exhibition?

Shelley Whiting said...

Wow I love this painting. It's very surreal and mysterious. A bold and powerful piece.

Hon Solo said...

That's amazing, Kim!

info@kimcogan.com said...

Thank you, I appreciate it.