It’s deep into winter here in the Pacific Northwest and it’s been raining for the last 40 days. I’ve had my head down designing in my home studio for weeks and I’m restless. I’m starving for inspiration. Black Bear Brand and its designs are an extension of my experiences. I’m driven to experience life, get touched by nature, learn, to be pushed and to endure, to have an affair with uncertainty… to ignite my love for living. Dreams of the West and of hitting the road are overtaking me.
My restless, roaming spirit does not allow me to remain at home very long. It’s time to travel, to see and touch the world, disconnect and reconnect. It’s time for another adventure on my 1948 Panhead. This was my first bike; my introduction to motorcycles. If one can love an inanimate object; my bike is that. From the seat of my 70 year-old chopper my senses are alive and my sense of presence is unwavering. In a car you are simply a passive observer, watching the world go by through another screen. On my bike everything I see and feel is magnified, intensified and becomes a part of me. These are the experiences that fuel my creative quest.