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wissahickon_cyclery "Forever Bicycles" by Ai Wei Wei. Sculpture featuring bicycles frequently seems out of touch with the reasons we ride them. Why change something so perfect and deprive it of its intended function? In the case of "Forever Bicycles", the artist approached the bicycle as an object differently. When teaching his architecture students, Ai Wei Wei shows them a bicycle as an example of architectural perfection. The use of material, ergonomics, geometry, and awareness for both the human body and the environment are characteristics of fine architecture, but also fundamentals of sound bicycle design. What better way to salute this relationship than creating an architectural atmosphere of bicycles? #artwithsam 2w

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wissahickon_cyclery "Boy On Bicycle" by Andrew Wyeth, 1950. This painting depicts much more than the simple pleasure of riding a bike. It represents a new age in America; one of peace and abundance- the end of WWII. The washed-out, flattened landscape, morose palette, and a dyed foxtail (perhaps alluding to the famous Iwo Jima statue) communicate the lingering emotions of the war, but it is the bicycle itself that informs us of the better days ahead. The 'American pastime' had returned with the men and steel. #artwithsam 3w

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mcnastyici Sooooooo the dog with a unicorn horn is farting records...... #artwithsam 11mon

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