About the Artist // Natalie Osborne
I love creating things. I loath to throw things away. And I am obsessed with bikes.
These are the three things that compelled me to tinker with spare bike parts in the garage.
The first piece I produced was a gift for my boyfriend. His beloved cross bike needed a new drive train, and I rescued the old cogs, crank and chain from the dumpster. I had no idea what I would do them, but I knew they deserved better than the landfill. Over the next week, I cleaned the parts and played around with concepts. The result was my first piece of bike art, and it was received with joy. It hangs on the wall and when I walk by it, I think of Phil and his beloved cross bike flying through the Alaskan fall leaves and mud. And it makes me smile.
Bikes bring me happiness. The least I can do in return is to create art that lives long after their trail days are over.