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Trophies!!!!

Posted by Ava Larkin on Sunday, February 5, 2012, In : Art 
Chili Fest 2011 - Indianapolis ABATE





IRONHEADS MC - NY









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The Finished Product - Lamps!!!

Posted by Ava Larkin on Wednesday, July 20, 2011, In : Art 





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Honda CB750 Four Lamps

Posted by Ava Larkin on Tuesday, July 19, 2011, In : Art 
This pair of lamps was made out of mid 70's Honda CB750 Four parts... with the head divided in half.  The cleaning on the head alone took almost 2 days!  Sold as a pair for $300 or individually for $175.  The lamps are now finished, but here are some process shots...





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Two New Card Holders for a Client

Posted by Ava Larkin on Monday, July 18, 2011, In : Art 
These two business card holders were recently commissioned by a client in Florida.  They feature some vintage Harley gears and a spark plug...



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New Lamp in the Works...

Posted by Ava Larkin on Sunday, July 17, 2011, In : Art 
Almost finished with this...



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Coffee / End Table Finished

Posted by Ava Larkin on Monday, July 11, 2011, In : Art 
Added a few pieces to the base...







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Motorcycle Parts Coffee Table / End Table

Posted by Ava Larkin on Friday, July 8, 2011, In : Art 
Here's my latest piece for sale... It's a small coffee table / end table made from a vintage Honda crank and clutch basket, 7 rear wheel sprockets and a counter sprocket.  Each part has been cleaned thoroughly with parts cleaner and a wire wheel, then TIG welded together.  The crank has been given two passes where it's welded to the clutch basket to make sure it's structurally sound.  Hope you like!!







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Functional Art out of Motorcycle Parts

Posted by Ava Larkin on Sunday, June 19, 2011, In : Art 
Since I have a love for motorcycles and art, I've been working on finding a way to combine both loves which has led to creating functional things out of bike parts.  Next weekend is Smokeout East and I've been busy fabricating business card holders, key fobs, wall mounted helmet and coat hangers, dog collars, etc out of recycled motorcycle parts and inner tubes.  I'll be posting pics in a few days, but in the meantime here's a lamp I made for Kyle @ Lowbrow Customs.



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MFA Exhibition

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























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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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Aston Martin DB5 Wire Frame Sculpture

Posted by Ava Larkin on Sunday, April 10, 2011, In : Art 
While researching methods others have employed in order to create my wire frame CB350Four I stumbled across this Aston Martin DB5, which was fabricated by Swiss artist Dante.  This Aston Martin, however, is a 1:4 scale and a total of 10 were fabricated, selling for £88,000 each.  To read the full article check out Top Speed's blog.








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Recreating a '72 Honda CB350Four...

Posted by Ava Larkin on Saturday, April 9, 2011, In : Art 
As most MFA students, I find myself nearing the end of my days in grad school and scrambling to construct my thesis project before the 1st of May.  Combining my love of motorcycles and having great conversations with random people, I've decided to reconstruct my experience of riding a motorcycle, which to me is a symbol of freedom, self-centering, living in the moment, and living for myself.  Though the actual sculpture has more elements than this, I thought I'd hold off on elaborating and ju...
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Artist Shi Jindian - Taking 3D Mesh to the Extreme

Posted by Ava Larkin on Saturday, April 2, 2011, In : Art 
While researching ways to construct part of my thesis sculpture I stumbled across the work of artist Shi Jindian.  Jindian's wire mesh sculptures take this medium to new levels of hyper-realism.  Shown below is a scale recreation of the 1937 Chiangjiang, a Chinese military motorcycle that resembles the Russian Ural and German BMW (not only in style, but in versatility and ruggedness). 











"Say sculpture and most people think of something solid and opaque. Shi Jindian’s sculptures are made of ...
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Chippewa Lake Amusement Park

Posted by Ava Larkin on Friday, March 18, 2011, In : Art 
Kyle and I went for a hike through a partially demolished and decaying amusement park that's near his house this afternoon.  Apparently the Chippewa Lake Amusement Park dates back to the 1800's and had the oldest wooden roller coaster in the states.  Here are some photos I took....


A tree has made its home nestled in the middle of an old ferris wheel.


Another perspective of the tree growing through the ferris wheel.

To see more photos check out my Flickr album






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CNC ROUTER GEARS

Posted by Ava Larkin on Wednesday, March 16, 2011, In : Art 
Having fun with the CNC router at school making rear wheel sprocket gears



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INDY STAR INTERVIEW

Posted by Ava Larkin on Monday, March 14, 2011, In : Art 


The Indy Star, Indianapolis's primary newspaper, published a great article about the artists at Herron who were selected to make sculptures around the city.  The front page is an image of me showing how the words will be arranged at the site in Lawrence.

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Made with Bikes in Mind

Posted by Ava Larkin on Monday, March 14, 2011, In : Art 


Ink portrait of a '64 Ducati 350 painted on birch ply commissioned for the owner of Angie's List... The owner has a truly astonishing collection of vintage motorcycles, not to mention an assortment of brilliant classic cars including a twin cam MGa and a '55 Porsche Spider (which I drove!!!).






A business card holder I fabbed up for Kyle at Lowbrow Customs to commemorate their move into the new warehouse.

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Speak Up Lawrence! Poll

Posted by Ava Larkin on Friday, June 4, 2010, In : Art 


Over the past 4 weeks I have been spending time in the Lawrence community meeting residents, patrons, visitors and asking them to participate in my poll.  So far I have visited Hindel Bowling Lanes, Lawrence North High School, Mike's Car Wash, Lawrence North Library, Midwest Model Makers, and a couple churches.  My goal was to collect 10% of the population's votes, but time's ticking away and I've only collected about 900.  The top words as of today are:

LOVE = 221
HOPE...

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Tara Donovan at Indianapolis Museum of Art

Posted by Ava Larkin on Friday, May 28, 2010, In : Art 
For those of you who've yet to experience Tara Donovan's art works in person, I'm convinced you will never grasp their splendor unless you do so!  I recently visited the Indianapolis Museum of Art (IMA) located in... that's right - Indianapolis, Indiana!  IMA opened the exhibit Untitled, April 4th and it will run through August 1st.  The Tara Donovan exhibit features "layered landscape-like installations made from common everyday materials, such as plastic cups, tar paper, cut electrical cab...
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Midwest Studios: Architectural, Museum and Environment Models Oh MY!

Posted by Ava Larkin on Wednesday, May 12, 2010, In : Art 
Met this crew recently in Lawrence, Indiana.  If I had any thoughts of little old men bending over village laden landscapes sporting vintage trains going "choo choo" they quickly disappeared upon entering Midwest Studios's garage.  This company is small, but concentrated with loads of talent working up some stunning models and environments.  I have to say I'd LOVE to spend some time working with this group and learning a thing or two! 







Photos Courtesy of Midwest Studios

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The Times They are a Changin'

Posted by Ava Larkin on Wednesday, May 12, 2010, In : Art 
My Macbook Pro took an extended vacation to the Mac Experience store for some rebuilds, so I've not been able to update my blog site until now.  Recent events include getting the poll up and running for the Lawrence Township commission in Lawrence, Indiana.  Wrapped up my 30 hour graduate review as of last Thursday.  Summer Foundry class begins tomorrow!  New images and some avi's to come soon on current work.

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Mark Evans - Knives and Leather say it better....

Posted by Ava Larkin on Saturday, March 20, 2010, In : Art 
I was recently introduced to Mark Evans through Crooked Brains

After perusing his site I began to wonder if he rides a motorbike...  and if he does, is it vintage British?  What can I say?  His artwork's pretty stellar and he'd look good rocking some Brit iron





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Photos from Berlin - WeirdandWired Flickr

Posted by Ava Larkin on Tuesday, March 16, 2010, In : Art 


Great collection of images from Berlin stolen from First Aid Made Manly


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Georgia Russell - Deconstructing Literature

Posted by Ava Larkin on Wednesday, March 10, 2010, In : Art 
Since I'm on a paper-related art roll, here's an exquisite example of paper as material.  Georgia Russell and her deconstructed books...














Stolen from Fill in The Blank Gallery

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Daihatsu Midget Paper Craft

Posted by Ava Larkin on Saturday, March 6, 2010, In : Art 


Check out the schematics here
Stolen from Papercraft Paradise

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Where science and art converge...

Posted by Ava Larkin on Thursday, February 25, 2010, In : Art 
Computer Science / Mathematics Professor Goran Konjevod might be a philosopher's dream, merging the "objective" realms of maths and sciences with that of the "subjective, art.  Taking some cues from pleat tessellation artist Paul Jackson, Konjevod creates poetic and visually alluring creations from the results of folding and placing paper. 

   


Another artist known for paper folding, but with a different take is Simon Schubert

   
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Daniel Mar - Taking scherenschnitte (scissor cuts) to new heights

Posted by Ava Larkin on Wednesday, February 24, 2010, In : Art 
French artist Daniel Mar borrows the mechanics of an art form (scherenschnitte) that has been in existence since the 1500's and transforms it into a modern day context.  His works remark upon the everyday, the familiar. 





Stolen from Crooked Brains
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Tape Tricks

Posted by Ava Larkin on Monday, February 22, 2010, In : Art 
Nice Tape Art by Rebecca Ward.





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Ava


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