People often have lot of spoons in their house, some are used daily but rest of them keep lying in drawers or cabinets unattended for years. American artist James Rice reshapes such unused spoons into intricate motorcycles, which have brought his art a lot of attention from the internet. His latest creation is the award-winning Bagger motorcycle that’s completely handmade out of stainless steel, just like his other automotive creations.
James always had a strong bent towards creativity, but he started crafting these amusing bikes when his wife, Jeny Buckley, asked him to create something special for her. So, he thought spoons could be a wonderful medium for art. He has created number of these automotive pieces using bent spoons, and named them after animals and insects. Even his friends and neighbors keep bringing spare spoons to help him design amazing artwork.
For the spoon motorcycles, he gently bends and twists various spoons to give them desired shapes of different bike parts, which are further assembled to form a jaw-dropping motorcycle. Hence, everything on this chopper from engine, wheels, and handle to gas tank; all are spoons. The interesting fact about his artwork is that the creations are shaped completely by hand, without the use of heating or hammering techniques. This is because the artist wants to retain original beauty of spoons used in this creative work.
The gorgeous Bagger motorcycle is 21-inches long and weighs 7.8 pounds. It can become a centerpiece of any space, stealing all your attention. The award-winning motorcycle is available on Etsy for $3,899.99. It is a perfect addition for a mancave of any bike enthusiast, as it will strongly flaunt their motorcycle addiction.
This is considered to be one of James’ finest piece of work. This attention-grabbing Bagger bike has received three awards recently in the Washington State Fair’s Fine Art Show. Not only that, but it has been placed 4th in sculptures, and also received the public’s vote for ‘People’s Choice Award’ on two different days.
Another motorcycle pieces by James that went viral are: The Owl and The Wasp. These internet sensations got more than 40,000 likes and 127,000 shares on the motorcycle movie site Why We Ride, plus- 120,000 shares on Facebook. The Wasp is available on Etsy for $3,549.99.
We must say James’ extraordinary artwork is absolutely commendable. These spoon motorcycles are totally worth all the appreciation and recognition. To find out more about his work as well as other magnificent creations, you may visit his Facebook page Everlasting Spoonful.