Artist: Anthony St. James
Dimensions: 66″H x 108″W x 48″D
Materials: Steel, stainless steel, antique industrial wheels
“A giant steel bicycle, “Remember When” was created to evoke emotions of a simpler time. A bicycle is often a person’s first experience of freedom. They gain not only mobility, but also a sense of uncharted adventures yet to come. I hope my piece brings back the viewers memories of their first taste of freedom and a simpler time. I bought these two antique wheels at an antique shop in Kerrville, tx, as I am always looking for interesting metal. At the time I didn’t know how I was going to use them, so I just kept them for a couple of years. One day it came to me that I would make a giant bike to scale, using the antique industrial wheels as the bike wheels. To this day I still don’t know where or what the two wheels came from.
I truly believe that art is essential for the flowering of the human psyche and that it enriches our lives and society as a whole. Public art is an integral part of making art available to the people regardless of their socio-economic background. As a sculptor, I am gratified by participating in various public arts programs. I mostly work with metal but sometimes I will juxtapose stone and metal on certain pieces to obtain varying effects. I enjoy using found objects and discarded metal to re-purpose in creating my sculptures. This gives the metal a new life from which it was originally intended. Sometimes the metal I find drives my vision, while other times I have to procure the metal that makes my vision become reality.” Anthony St. James
This piece is on loan to the City of Georgetown from the artist with support from the Georgetown Arts & Culture Board, and will be on exhibit through October 2020. To view this piece on the Sculpture Tour map, please click here.