Browsing Archive: May, 2011

MFA Exhibition

Posted by Ava Larkin on Friday, May 27, 2011, In : Art 























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Wrappin' up the Primary Gasket & Choppin' the Rear Fender

Posted by Ava Larkin on Thursday, May 26, 2011, In : 2 Wheels 
I finished the primary gasket today and started working on the rear fender.  Turns out the David Bird hard tail's bottom brace obstructs the chain, so we had to weld on a chain tensioner.  All-in-all it was a productive day!








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Fabbing up a Spacer for the Bonneville Speed Week Race Bike's Primary Cover

Posted by Ava Larkin on Thursday, May 26, 2011, In : 2 Wheels 
Kyle from Lowbrow scored a vintage primary cover for his Bonneville Salt Flat bike.  Though his bike has a Bob Newby primary race kit installed and doesn't need a primary cover, the rules at Bonneville require the primary to be covered enough that a hand can't get inside (weird, huh?).  Anyway, since the vintage cover doesn't touch the case, I'm making a 1/4" spacer/gasket out of aluminum to compensate.  Here are some pics of the work I did today.


The primary...


The inside of the spacer is cut ...
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The 1958 Chevy Impala

Posted by Ava Larkin on Thursday, May 26, 2011, In : Art 
So, I decided to pull some prints off the Chevy letterpress block.  Since I don't have an actual letterpress, I'm inking these up and hand transferring them.  No easy feat, but I'm enjoying the outcome so far!  Going to add some screenprinted background to the next few I do, but here are the results so far...








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Cool Finds...

Posted by Ava Larkin on Sunday, May 22, 2011, In : Art 
I stumbled across some cool pieces to add to the home decor...


Old fab and fix-it lube tins, a fog light from a Model-T, and the piece de resistance... a HUGE printing letterpress block of a 50-60's Chevy Impala in mint condition with the etching company's name stamped on it!


So, Given the styling of the back end of the Impala, I've concluded this is a 1958


Sweet vintage Halloween masks








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EDR 2011 Cross Country Road Trip Photos

Posted by Ava Larkin on Sunday, May 22, 2011, In : Travels 
More images taken from the actual trip from Indy to Mexico and back...


While stopping to help some guys with their bikes in Mexico, I took some photos of the cacti around...


Taken in Texas near the New Mexico border....


Taken in Texas near the New Mexico border....


All Bikes in Arizona... A motorcycle and bicycle graveyard


All Bikes in Arizona... A motorcycle and bicycle graveyard


All Bikes in Arizona... A motorcycle and bicycle graveyard


Off-roading the Beaten path in Arizona


Way cool road where the...
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EDR 2011 Riders and Bike Culture Photos

Posted by Ava Larkin on Sunday, May 22, 2011, In : Travels 
Here are a few images of the riders, locations, and sights experienced along the way...


Bill from Biltwell, Inc. sports his Kickstart Cycles and Four Aces patches


One of the Jersey boys gets a ride on the ultra light glider


Walter from Kickstart Cycles enjoys a San Felipe marguerita


Mexican "Pop-Up Ad"


Bill from Biltwell takes Wes from Four Aces out for dinner and a ride




Kyle from Lowbrow Customs enjoys the view while stopping to help some riders


Holding the bike while trying to kick it over...


Seein...
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EDR 2011 Bikes

Posted by Ava Larkin on Sunday, May 22, 2011, In : Travels 
Here are photos highlighting some of the bikes that were brought out to the El Diablo Run.













































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Road Trip 2011

Posted by Ava Larkin on Tuesday, May 3, 2011, In : Travels 
We're two days into the drive to meet up for the El Diablo Run and 2500 miles have been added the jeep.  We're obviously not taking a direct route :).  I've never been this far west, so the terrain is unfamiliar and incredible! 



St. Louis... Love the sign!


Oklahoma and the Vacuum Museum... A week before there was a tornado a mile wide that cut across a small town in southern OK.  The aftermath reminded me of a hurricane's.  The carnage was often hidden behind a disheveled forest with only piec...
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Ava Larkin MFA - Indiana University Herron School of Art and Design BFA - University of Delaware ........... Vintage and Vintage inspired bikes - British - European - Caf'd - Bobbed - Chopped - Candies and Flakes and Lace, Oh My! ........... Already done: Too much to mention - Still left to do: Travel the world on a motorbike, return the love and support others have shown me