Art of the Bike Helmet

Art of the Bike Helmet


THAT STRETCH IS IMPPASSABLE. IMPASSABLE. IT’S THE BIKE HELMET TRANSFORMATION YOU’VE NEVER SEEN BEFORE. DEUCE MASON IS AT THE BIKE HELMET EXHIBIT. WHAT DO YOU THINK? STYLISH. PEOPLE ARE SAYING I LOOK A LITTLE COCKY WITH THIS. [ LAUGHTER ] THANK YOU. WE’RE IN DAVIS, BY THE WAY. IT’S A GREAT THING GOING ON. IT’S BIKE MONTH, RIGHT? SO LOCAL ARTISTS HAVE COME TOGETHER TO DECORATE THESE BIKE HELMETS. LET’S TALK TO HEIDI. SHE DID THIS ONE IN THE CORNER, WHICH IS PRETTY AWESOME. BUT SHE’S GOT THE GREAT STORY ABOUT THE LOCAL ARTIST WHO DID THE ONE BELOW IT. HEIDI, TELL ME ABOUT THE LOCAL ARTIST. THIS IS DONE BY ROBERT ARMSTRONG. AND HE TEACHES CARTOONING. AND HE COINED THE PHRASE, COUCH POTATO.
THAT’S ME. YEAH. WELL, HE COINED THE PHRASE TO DESCRIBE YOU. THAT IS REALLY COOL. SO A LOT OF LOCAL ARTISTS INVOLVED HERE. YOU DID THIS ONE OVER HERE, WHICH IS JUST AMAZING TO ME. I MEAN, HOW STEADY OF A HAND DO YOU HAVE? ON A GOOD DAY? THAT STEADY. BUT IT TOOK A LITTLE TIME AND PRACTICE. IT WAS NICE, MEDITATIVE. CHANCE TO SIT AND WORK ALONGSIDE THE KIDS DOING THEIR HOMEWORK. THAT SOUNDS VERY THERAPEUTIC. GOTTA BRING YOU OVER, ADELE. YOURS IS UNBELIEVABLE. LOOK AT THIS. WHAT WAS YOUR INSPIRATION BEHIND THIS HELMET? THE VIRGIN GUADALUPE WAS A SERIOUS ICON. AND SHE’S STRONGLY ATTRACTED BY THE HIP CULTURE. HIPSTERS LOVE HER. SHE’S ON THE SKATEBOARDS, HOODIES. THEY THINK SHE’S TOPS. AND SHE IS. HOW LONG DID IT TAKE YOU TO MAKE THIS? ABOUT A WEEK. WOW. LOOKS SO AWESOME. I’M GOING TO BRING STACY IN. STACY, THESE ARE FOR AUCTION, TELL ME WHAT IT BENEFITS. BENEFITS THE DAVIS ART CENTER. WE ARE PARTNERING WITH HIGH ITALIAN. AND THEY DONATED THE HELMET, AS WELL AS SACURA OF AMERICA GAVE PINK PINS PINS TO DECORATE THEM. THE AUCTION WILL BE ON eBAY BY THE END OF THE MONTH. AND ALL OF THE PROCEEDS WILL BENEFIT THE DAVIS ART CENTER. SO AWESOME. AND WHAT’S THE WEBSITE TO GO TO. WWW.DAVISARTCENTER.ORG. A LOT OF TIMES, HELMETS CAN BE UGLY. NOT THESE. THESE ARTISTS PUT A LOT OF TIME INTO THEM.