Around January of 2006, I bought a lovely green LX 150 from the local dealer. I couldn't pass up the mileage savings, and stuck it out, zipping through town... even in freezing weather. It was such a delight to ride. Then one afternoon, it got back into while parked. It spun, tipped and got kinked on the curb. Sad day.
#BigVespa is part of the creative outworking post-loss.
In the sculpture, there is a sense of propriety and ego in this posture of the Vespa, as it militaristically stands at attention, and somewhat snootishly looks down on passersby. It is drawn from the older, slimmer model Vespa, which has it’s history as a military transport vehicle. While it is a small and vulnerable scooter, the Vespa claims and commands it’s environment. I imagine it speaking in Jean Reno’s gruff, French accent, “Are you talking to me?”
It's fun, humor, scale ... all about this lifestyle brand.
What's it mean to you?
William Snyder III