New Cedros sculpture in Solana Beach a bike-lovers’ dream

Amos Robinson's new metalwork sculpture “Love My Bike.” Photo/Claire Harlin

By Claire Harlin
Sculpture artist Amos Robinson remembers vividly the first time he rode a bike as a kid, feeling carefree with the wind blowing through his hair. Decades later, he dreamed about that experience — the freedom he felt on his first set of wheels — and he rushed to his San Diego art studio to recreate it.

“I’m a dreamer,” he said. “When I dream something I put it together right away, sometimes without even measuring anything.”

That’s the dream behind Robinson’s newest metalwork sculpture, “Love My Bike,” which he installed at the corner of Rosa Street and Cedros Avenue in Solana Beach on March 30.

“Public art represents a community’s spirit and offers a sense of pride, bringing people together,” said Sean MacLeod, developer at South Cedros Associates, who commissioned the larger-than-life installation.

The sculpture, an artistic rendition of a person on a bike with hair blowing in the wind, is a style Robinson calls “reflective kinetics,” meaning it moves like a windmill in the wind and reflects off its metal surface the surrounding scenery.

Robinson’s stainless steel kinetic sculptures have also been seen at Tidelands Park in Coronado, the Wolfstein Sculpture Parks at Scripps Memorial Hospital in La Jolla and Encinitas, and the Manpower corporate office in downtown San Diego.

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