WIP — The Loop Road Project (pop-ups)

Our recent vaca­tion gave Jim the chance to take a lot of pic­tures of motor­cy­cles and rid­ers on the prover­bial “closed course.” Some of them are in fact “pro­fes­sion­al rid­ers.”

I now have tons of unclut­tered pho­tos to work with. Hence the cre­ation of a new series of work, this time in engi­neered paper.

First up:

Solo Red Bike

Not a very imag­i­na­tive name I know.

I had to remove the rid­er from the orig­i­nal pho­to in order to have a clear back­ground. Now that I’ve seen the piece assem­bled I think that I could have left the rid­er on the back­ground and sim­ply built the images out from there. It wouldn’t be as dynam­ic an image but it would have saved a bunch of time eras­ing the rid­er and bike and rebuild­ing the back­ground.

red solo rider - closeup

red solo rid­er — close­up

Assem­bly began with print­ing and cut­ting out six copies of the rid­er. Tabs are attached to the fronts of 5 of the images and the base (shad­ow) is fold­ed for­ward so that it will show when the rid­er group is attached to the card.

all six rider images

all six rid­er images

Here the rid­ers are attached to one anoth­er. I used a strip under the shad­ows to give the bases some­thing to stick to while I was attach­ing all the pieces. I left the strip under the rid­ers because it made glu­ing the bases down in the right spots eas­ier. (I should have got­ten a pic­ture before I glued it all down!)

Red Solo Rider rider images linked

Red Solo Rid­er rid­er images linked

Here’s the fin­ished pro­to­type.

Red Solo Rider
Red Solo Rid­er

It was a lit­tle con­fus­ing in Mary­hill with every­one switch­ing up the bikes and rid­ers. To the best of my knowl­edge that is Tim Keene on Rolf Vitous’ pret­ty red record hold­ing bike. I’ll ask for the details next time I see Rolf.

I have a num­ber of oth­er pho­tos that I’ll be using over the next cou­ple of weeks.