John Wellburn

John Wellburn

Motorcycle sculpure captivates

John Wellburn is one of 16 artists featured in the October show at the Station House Gallery.

John Wellburn is one of 16 artists featured in the October show at the Station House Gallery. The show Into the Wind  is all about motorcycle culture and the art surrounding that love for motorcycles and the open road.

Wellburn has two avant guard sculptural pieces in the show made from old motorcycle parts that when hooked up to a water source are fully functioning shower and sink units.

In his biography Welburn says he has been riding motorcycles since he was a little kid razzing around the woods on his Honda Trail CT 70.

He made the transition from dirt to street bikes in 2004 when he and a friend modified 1970s BMWs and set off for South America. The story  about his South American adventures can also be read in the magazine article he wrote which is also on display with the show.

John has ridden motorbikes all over the world — Europe, Africa, and all over North, South, and Central America.

An established mountain bike photographer, John has always extended his creativity beyond the lens and in this show finds inspiration in the metals that make the machine.