Notable Rose Parade float designer and multimedia artist Marcus Pollitz will be presenting a “Fallen Cyclists Altar Tribute” at the 2nd annual ¡Vivan Los Muertos! Day of the Dead Celebration at the Autry National Center in Griffith Park on October 29th, 2011.
The fallen bicyclist display consists of a skeleton figure riding a “Ghost” bike through a neighborhood row of round bushes, bike topiaries, colorful flowers, doors and windows. 50 brightly colorful helmets transformed into skulls will make up the back wall. The number 50 helmets represent fallen riders of each state of the union. In the front, they’ll will be NHTSA info about bicycle deaths and prevention, and framed pictures of lost cyclists.
For more details of the piece and some perspective on its powerful message, be sure to check out BikinginLA’s post here. We encourage everyone to go check out the exhibit for themselves. Please consider sharing your photos with us at ladotbikeblog (at) gmail (dot) com. We’ll make them available on our flickr stream for those who unfortunately cannot make the event.