ON EXHIBIT | DZINE’S GHOST BIKE SCULPTURE AT THE ROCKFORD ART MUSEUM
Since 2012, nearly 5,000 Americans have died in automobile-related collisions. The first “ghost bikes”—bicycles painted white and stationed at intersections where cycling fatalities occurred—were created in St. Louis, Missouri in 2003, sparking a movement that has seen the creation of hundreds of ghost bike memorials around the world as a sort of new urban folk art tradition. Now, as the focal point of the Rockford Art Museum‘s Tradiciones exhibition exploring the theme of life & death through Latino art, Supertouch buddy Dzine (aka: Carlos Rolon) has created his most poignant tribute to fallen cyclists yet with his giant ghost bike sculpture exploring the universal themes of grief, memory, love and loss. This towering 12-foot sculpture, fabricated in Rockford with more than 100 ghost bikes, serves as a symbolic metaphor—and collective memorial—for the lives of those we have loved and lost.
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