Eccentric. Humorous. Clever. Most of us can identify with the long nights and the delirious thinking that often accompanies them when we are working in our studios. The mind wanders and things that seem impossible become exploratory endeavors that, at times, turn into projects themselves. Regan Appleton, a designer from the Royal College of Art, explains how many sleepless nights mixed with homesickness for the rugged Scottish highlands led him to using his father's long discarded mountain and road bikes turning them into prized taxidermy.
Do you have a beloved old bike that you used to use while living in the city, mountains, beach or even the suburbs? If you do, you should definitely consider Bicycle Taxidermy and use those handle bars to capture your past adventures on the road. Associating the bicycle itself with the diverse set of shapes and sizes from wild animals creates a connection to adventure, hunting and trophies that often finalize the gaming process. Regan Appleton takes the old memory of the object and com-memorializes it by mounting it onto a European oak plaque complete with engraved stainless steel label and is currently offering both reclaimed mounts and new mounts.
> Bicycle Taxidermy first began on a couple of memento mori for my father’s once prized but long discarded mountain and road bikes. <