I’m out of my depth here. I don’t know anything about bikes. So I’m not going to try to describe the bike bit. I’m not even going to make jokes about road hogs – after all, this one seems to be a bit of a sweetie.
The humour, the juxtapositions and the colourful reflections on the gleaming chrome made this street art irresistible so I lingered around it, trying a variety of different angles and detail shots. I love the snout and the curly tail.
I was surprised to find the chrome so alluring – it tapped in to my love of pattern, but there was something more.
It took me a while to tear my eyes away from the chrome long enough to enjoy the effect created by glimpses of the mysterious, cloaked figure and the cartoon eyes of Yosemite Sam.
You can spot me in the reflections in some of these pictures, but I don’t really mind that: in a weird way, my legs and fingers just add an extra layer to the many hands, legs and eyes in the artwork on the wall.
The colourful streaks on the chrome seem painterly and iconic combined with the Harley-Davidson® logo.
This week’s photo challenge aims to wash the web with a rainbow of colours to keep the winter gloom away. Please join in if you’ve something to share!
by Bob Wade
Photographed at the fascinating South Austin Popular Culture Center in Texas.