Re: [CR]bikes are art or not art

(Example: Production Builders)

Date: Thu, 09 Mar 2006 11:03:09 -0800
From: "Chuck Schmidt" <>
Subject: Re: [CR]bikes are art or not art
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But Brian, you just wrote, "I don't make art bikes. It annoys the crap out of me when people say that." Sam Maloof, in the quote below, is writing about utilitarian objects (furniture) qualifying as art.

It's kinda like when I've seen you get annoyed at people that compliment you on your artistic use of color shown in your paint schemes and don't comment on some other aspect of your bikes.

It's all good, Brutha... and some of it IS art!

Chuck Schmidt South Pasadena, Southern California

Brian Baylis wrote:
> Wayne,
> You hit the head right on the nail!
> Bingo! Give the man a cigar and a cupie doll!
> Brian Baylis
> La Mesa, CA
> Wayne Bingham wrote:
> "If any arts have lasting beauty, they must certainly exist in
> utilitarian objects created by people aware of the materials, forms, and
> colors, and surfaces that please the eye and the body - and consequently
> live on through the years, growing more mellow and beautiful as time
> passes." --Sam Maloof, Master Woodworker
> Wayne Bingham
> Lovettsville VA