The tricycle actually pre-dates the bicycle with the first version being a hand-cranked model invented by the watchmaker Stephan Farffler in 1655, this trike is also considered to be the first self-propelled wheel-chair as Farffler, who was unable to walk, developed it in order to improve his mobility. Since then trikes have been improved and redesigned for both adults and children and a bevy of other uses. (I have especially fond memories of my Big Wheel.) But artist Sergio Garcia turned tricycle design to the surreal with his show ‘Infinite Chapters’ in 2014. Garcia’s tricycles bend and twist into knots, hearts, and circles and are delightfully curious to look at.
Tricycle, 5″x5″, ink and watercolor on illustration board