Kaspari said she drew her winning ideas, “Thundercloud” and “Bison Charge” from Oklahoma weather and American Indian heritage.
Adam Stewart, a special education teacher in Norman, artist and also avid bicyclist, used the symbol of artists for his winning design, “Palette.”
Stewart said a welding class he took gave him good background knowledge and helped him in the creation of his design.
“I'm a bike rider,” he said. “I have pedaled thousands of miles. Last July I rode to Georgia to see my brother, with one 115-mile day in the Ozarks. So, when this competition came up, I was thinking in terms of locking up my bike, and how a person would use the bike rack. The artistic part was thinking about what says Norman. What says art?”
“Fourheads,” the winning design by Norman artist and bicyclist Chris McDaniel, is a fun-inspired design, sure to draw smiles.
And, that's what it's all about. Art out on the streets, bright, thought provoking and useful, too. And a great way to promote biking.