Profile in the Wild
As a collection, and often as a habit, my artistic depictions of BMX reflect the fashions of my own bikes. Like many, Profile Racing parts are my own tried-and-true components, but the aesthetics of many of the products are why I also choose to include them in my artwork. A Push stem, Mini hubset, or Galaxy sprocket for instance, are instantly recognizable from a distance… a pinnacle many creators aspire to achieve with their work… For the theme of this collection, I wanted to capture a more subtle motif, something I‘ve titled ‘Profile in the Wild’. Often observed as a strategically placed sticker, a background banner, or the t-shirt of a supporter, ‘Profile in the Wild’ is the modest representation of a brand trusted by many…
While designed as a set for Profile Racing, each of the three illustrations pull inspiration from their own stories….
- Trails Picture (1 of 3)- The inspiration for this illustration is pulled directly from one of my favorite places, Shotgun Trails. Growing up as a nearly exclusive dirt rider, there is still nothing better to me than being close to nature, riding or hanging with friends, on obstacles that couldn’t exist without an initial spark and continued motivation to keep them alive. Thank you to the Shotgun Trails’ crew for 20 years of allowing so many people to ‘HAVE FUN!’.
– Dave Long