An Unexpected Turn

 The parking 3 story parking structure at the train station in Amsterdam

The parking 3 story parking structure at the train station in Amsterdam

Out of the Blue I received a phone call from the Arts Director for the city of Lynnwood asking to buy reproduction rights for a painting I had done in 2014 for Inky Spokes, a bicycle inspired group exhibition.  In 2012 I made my first trip to Amsterdam to attend my exhibition and not only fell in love with the city, but was completely in awe of their use of bikes throughout the city.  If you have never been before, there are more people riding bikes than cars.  Between the trains and the bicycles this city moves efficiently like no other city I have seen.  I created a tripych celebrating the bikes of Amsterdam called “Bicycle Dreams”  The city of Lynnwood is wrapping the traffic light boxes with the images.  I attended the dedication last week and spoke and helped cut the ribbon.  How fun!  Thank you to Fred Wong and all the others involved in this project.