Amhareican Icon, Easy Rider
This “Easy Rider” hare sculpture, handcrafted by local artist Josh Coté, features a 1950s Allstate motorcycle – an American brand of vehicles once marketed by Sears.
About the Artist
Josh Coté has always been immersed in art. His grandparents were both oil painters, and his father was a watercolorist. He grew up “on the road” in the ’60s, ’70s, and ’80s, traveling to art fairs up and down the east coast with his family. As a kid, he was inspired by authors like Lewis Carroll, H.G. Wells, and Dr. Seuss, whom he credits for drawing him into “a magical dream world.”
After studying painting and drawing at the University of Michigan’s School of Art & Design, Josh became a self-taught sculptor. He’s best known for his fanciful wire sculptures of wild and mythical creatures, created using only needle-nosed pliers and a hammer. The wire is cold-worked, painstakingly hand-manipulated, and wrapped and woven to create the desired structure. His finished works are much like pen and ink drawings in sculptural form, and many of his pieces include antique found objects that evoke a sense of child-like nostalgia.
- Artist: Josh Coté
- American-Made in Bakersville, NC
- One-of-a-kind wire hare sculpture
- 1950s Allstate motorcycle
- Dimensions: 75″ H x 26″ W x 73″ L
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