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The World Travelers
Bicycles, like all forms of transportation, represent a type of freedom. When we bring this symbol into a work of art, we are met at the intersection of our personal histories and the vast possibilities of the journeys that lay before us.

The ladders around my paintings work in a similar way, and they act like “crutches” for the bicycles. They appeared in my artwork before the bicycles. A ladder is a symbol of ascension and reaching out. They lead to other platforms and perspectives.

While not entirely abstract, my bicycles travel through paintings that contain a sense of musical exuberance, in fields of colors that converse across an imagined landscape. By air, by sea, by land; these bicycles are not confined to the laws of physics, but instead exist in their magical world.

I always quote my father, when first teaching me to ride a bike, in telling the story of these works: “His words were, ‘If you keep looking forward and remain undistracted, you will not lose your balance and fall. But if you do fall, brush yourself off and start cycling again.” This determination to keep moving forward, to explore continually, is evident in my work. Furthermore, the openness of the territory expresses the freedom and enormous possibility that comes when we study the world on a bicycle.
Elsa Victorios

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24.0" x 20.0"

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