Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: New Jersey, , USA
I agree with the fugly guy. I hate to say this, but I don't understand the aesthetic improvement you've made, and I'm an artist. Maybe with a different pattern I might feel different. If you like that pattern, then I say do the whole bike in it. Typically, it's the fairings that are done with the belly pan a solid color. I understand your wanting to be expressive but there are unofficial "rules". Like in music, when soloing, the player basically sticks to the pentatonic scale because, and from centuries of composing, and trial and error, that pattern has proven to be most pleasing to the ears of western culture. Most recently, and I'm talking the late '50s, there was the "Free Jazz" movement, where everybody in the band just played whatever they felt like playing at the time, and they did so all at once. All it really amounted to was noise. With motorcycles, I venture to say that the factory designers (artists in their own right) have their own set of "rules" that they've developed over time, one of which is colorful fairings and solid color accents, such as belly pans, tail section inserts, racing stripes, etc. What you're doing here, I think, is creating visual noise, and if that was your goal then so be it. But I wouldn't pay to go look at it any more than I'd pay to hear "Free Jazz".
The objective of art is to evoke emotion in the listener or viewer. Those emotions could run from happiness to sorrow, from love to hate, from panic or chaos to serenity. What are you striving for?
I applaud your desire to take on this effort.
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John Filak - Dallas, Texas
'01 K1200RS '01 R1100S '02 R1150RS '00 R1100RT