Freedom On Wheels
discovered bicycle wire sculpture twenty odd years ago whilst travelling in Spain
with my guitar.
I came across a man making and selling wire bicycles and what charmed me about
the whole thing was how contented he looked.
I thought how lovely to have such a talent and to be able to just sit there
make bicycles and make a little money from something he obviously loved doing.
However, I had my own journey to follow and thought nothing more of it and went
on my merry way.
Having spent nine months travelling around Spain I eventually returned home.
One sunny day I had to go to the local hardware store. I canít remember what it
was I needed at the time because my attention was immediately directed to all
the wire reels that were hanging there before me.
Suddenly I remembered the man in Spain and without hesitation bought a reel of
wire and pliers and spent the next six months making my design for a wire
Having succeeded somewhat (after all a bike is a bike is a bike) I took my
pliers and a reel of wire to my local pub, bought a pint of beer and proceeded
to make a wire bicycle for the barmaid. She loved it and so did one or two of
The first two bicycles were sold for the princely sum of a pint of beer.
From that day onwards I have not stopped making and selling my bicycles and in
today's world, technology allows me to simply put my bicycles up for sale to the public.
I am very happy to sit at home, making bicycles and making all my customers