Jeffrey Sincich, ceramic sculptor/biker/all around art star from the great state of Florida, is embarking on a one-of-a-kind research trip to fuel his studio practice. He will be biking from Portland, OR to San Francisco, CA mining the great North West for cultural oddities and inspiration. His sculpture draws heavily from folklore, kitsch, and tourism so this trip will be foundational for him. From the images above you can see his take on the classic folktale about Paul Bunyan and Babe the Blue Ox.
Jeffrey explains the motivation for his project. "My desire to travel, continue cultural traditions such as folklore and folk music and appreciate the land that we have in the good ol’ United States is what drives me to make the work that I do. Bicycle touring is a unique form of tourism, with little environmental impact, time to smell the roses (literally) and a chance to interact with the local communities in a way that almost no other form of tourism provides. On this trip, I plan to see the sights and sounds that attract others and me to the Mighty West Coast and translate this into my artwork, which can be seen at www.jeffreysincich.com."