'74 Husky

Antoinette Houtman's avatar Antoinette Houtman

This is a large (3.5' x 5' approx.) mixed media piece featuring my 1974 vintage WR250 Husqvarna motorcycle against a dramatic sunset backdrop. The inspiration for this project was to portray my bike before I began a light restoration and addition of a few modern parts to bring it up to code as a street legal machine. Though the piece is completed, my bike project is still underway (in my dining room!) but if all goes well it will be on the road by the time the ArtPrize competition kicks off. The techniques I used in creating "'74 Husky" include layers of photo collage, digital manipulation in Photoshop, giclee printing and acrylic paint. I crafted the frame from salvaged steel.

Entry Details
  • Art form: 2-D
  • Depth: 2"
  • Medium: mixed
  • Width: 60"
  • Year created: 2014
  • Height: 44"