I started making the video as a documentation of making a stained glass project. I wanted to include some of the
artistic concepts utilized in the design, some of the original sketches, designs, with some comments about the theme. The video shows the completed project and various steps along the way to completion. It's my second
stained glass project which took a year to complete. It's also my second video project.
I first started riding bikes right after learning how to walk. Some of my first drawings were of bikes and I rode
everywhere in my home town of Stratford, Connecticut on my Red Bike which is really a misnomer because
it's really The Red Bike. I've always been fascinated by bikes of all shapes and sizes and started taking photos of them around 1968. I lost tract of how many photos I have of bikes but I do know I have over 5,000 paintings, sketches and drawings of bikes on all sorts of canvas in sizes from two inches to twelve feet by twelve feet. Needless to say, this documentary of BEAUTY AND THE BIKES is about bikes in beautiful surroundings. Specifically, Key West Florida, Captiva Island and Sanibel Island also in Florida. The footage was shot in May
and June of 2012 and edited this spring. The credits thank everyone who helped on the project.