Saturday, June 18, 2011

Sculpture and the World Naked Bike Ride.

It gives new meaning to the term "flash mob."

The shouts and noise and flashing police lights got me out of bed to see 10,000 naked people ride their bikes, skateboards, unicycles, and run past my house tonight.  Bodies of every possible size and shape coasting downhill and around the corner. The normal rules seem upended when there are more naked people laughing and zooming by than fully dressed bystanders.

The police were there to serve and protect and enjoy the exuberance, their flashing strobes adding bright blue and red highlights to all the passing skin.

I did not take any pictures, it seemed antithetical to the event. There are videos but they don't really give you the sense of giddy naughtiness. You simply had to be there.

What does this have to do with sculpture? 
In one evening, I feel like 10,000 models auditioned for new sculptures!


Theresa Cheek said...

With your words, I think I can see the vision myself! Wow, not much warm sun in Portland....lots of pale people!!!

Patrick Gracewood said...

Ahh, But in the darkness, Theresa, pale skin shines like moonlight. Watching was coolish, I had my coat over my pajamas, but these folks were bicycling and were hooting and excited and were pumped and warm.

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