1946/47 Indian/Jawa CZ 125cc Import Rust Art Project 2019
A fellow motorcyclist in Cloverdale, BC pulled this beautiful old Jawa, Indian Motorcycle Co. import from his rasberry patch, brought it to the swap meet to sell, and an old "Airhead" riding friend talked me into buying this bit of "Rust Art" a few years back. Once I had closed down and sold my studio in Maple Ridge, BC and moved to my new digs out on the "edge of the earth" near Port Alberni, BC I had a chance to give this little motorcycle back some of its dignity in my new shop and set it up for a curious life in front of my island studio.
The rasberry patch may have been a sure death for this little bike in some respects. I saw the developing rust as a natural gift. I provided the machine with a little hands on respect and placed it in a permanent spot where I could give nature a way to express itself on this extraordinary motorcycle in an extraordinary way. Leaving the original story of the life of this motorcycles journey intact, I added my interaction, our chapter together, to its already lengthy potboiler adventure.
Dave McInnis Vincent