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Jonathan Brand

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Sculpture by Jonathan Brand.

Artist Quote:

When I was 5 years old I received my first bike. 20 years later in searching for the original I discovered it was a copy of the first freestyle bmx ever made. The 1985 Redline rl-20 prostyler. Unable to locate my bike, I bought an all original 1985 rl-20 on ebay and made it into my copy, from memory and the only existing photograph. I then traced it to make Fallen, and rode it in the video Some Day. In October of 2007 it was stolen from my studio thus completing the project.”

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“Using a device based on a drawing pantograph (Battle Axe), I made a wooden copy of my childhood BMX (From Memory) by physically tracing the original bike, piece by piece. A router copies my hand’s movements, carving a reduced version in MDF as I trace the original.”

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