Sunday, March 11, 2012 (Memphis TN)—My spring visit to the National Ornamental Metal Museum included an unexpected piece of art: Logan Hirsh’s “Death Bike”.
Hirsh is one of the blacksmiths in residence at the Metal Museum. The Death Bike is his transportation, not a sculpture.
The Death Bike features a coffin gas tank and a leather seat depicting a skull.
Hirsh does his own leather tooling along with the metal work.
He said that he has wrecked a couple previous versions of the death bike. When that happens, he just finds another bike to strip and rework.
For more about the blacksmiths at the Metal Museum, read a 2010 profile in the Memphis Commercial Appeal.