The Old Bike


Acrylic Painting
by Reed Weimer

Acrylic on canvas
48″H, 72″W

When I see an abandoned bicycle I wonder whats the story? Here a young man leans his bike carelessly against a tree, as if to say Don’t worry, I’ll be right back. The thought is soothing to him, he is going to war. The bicycle remains through the years, so as not to break the spell that he might someday return. This painting is part of a series of stories realized as paintings and songs titled History Lessons.


The 2018 print edition of American Artwork  is 248 pages and features 238 painters, sculptors, craftspeople, photographers, and printmakers. Jurors are California College of the Arts instructor Howard Eige, and Oakland gallery owner Jan Christensen-Heller.

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