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Jennyfer Stratman grew up in Phoenix and is a graduate of Arizona State University. She entered academia as a ceramicist and with each passing semester, the scale of her creations grew, and the material limitations of working with clay ultimately led her to the university foundry. This opened a door into another world of creative possibilities, profoundly changing her artistic direction. She began replacing fired clay with larger-scale bronze, steel and mixed media sculptures. Today, she is a full-time sculptor, with studios in Phoenix and Melbourne. Stratman is represented by galleries in the United States, England and Australia, and her sculptures are held in public and private collections across the globe.
Allen Wang is currently attending Arizona State University and is an avid bicyclist. He was drawn to the project as someone who uses bike racks a lot as a bicycle commuter, and feels like they’re either one of two things: hard to use or ugly to look at. As an industrial design student, he wanted to create something that was both beautiful and functional. Gaining inspiration from the mountain ranges surrounding Phoenix and the unique, austere beauty of the desert landscape, he set out to create something that will look great in the urban environment, without tangling handle bars, wheels, brake cables or seats.