Coming up with sculptural material for temporary bike art that anyone can manage was a challenge. Paper mache has unlimited potential, except it doesn't ride well! It is stiff and cracks apart when you hit a bump. Upholstery foam turned out to be the perfect stuff. It is light and bouncy and road tested. Rooster bike has 48 miles on him!
The people who built bike art at the workshop were amazing. It's not like there is a reference book out there on how to make a lion or a sea horse for your bike out of upholstery foam! They were marvelously inventive and we all enjoyed the creative and engineering challenges of making ride-able art. At the parade, look for the Red Dragon, the Queen Bee and a Bee Hive, the Shark, Monkeys From Space, the Obama Peacock, the Lion, the Seahorse, Kiss My Bluegrass, the Bunny, the Bull, the Clown, and the Unicorn, the Buffalo and the Rooster! All the photos of the workshop are here: http://www.greatatlantabicycleparade.com/workshops.htm
Thanks again for making this happen! This Sunday! Here's our route: http://g.co/maps/xvbf8