ROAD TRIP by Joe Ledbetter

No need to adjust your eyes, Joe Ledbetter is back and ready to take you on a ROAD TRIP! Pack your stuff, make a playlist and fill the tank, it’s almost time for “Road Trip” Its great to see one of the living legends of the scene make an art collectable once again and when it comes to Joe you know its not going to be a simple design! Joe has been working with Bigshot Toyworks to present to you all ROAD TRIP which features all the hallmarks of Joe’s signature style all over it. No fuel is needed, just mark your calendars and alarm, it’s going to be a race.

This is not a Toy. A sculpture, an art object, a statue; that’s more like it. This figure has a presenc in’s large, heavy and solid resin. It contains magnets, steel rods and felt pads. How nice it is to switch things up and work in different materials from time to time. Resin offers many different possibilities without too many compromises. In this case, it allowed me to go tall (over 16″).

The idea of several large characters crowding together on a small scooter is
something that has been percolating for many years before this project started.
Once I got underway, sculptor Dave Bondi and I spent several years working
together to fine-tune this sculpture. Dave had some brilliant ways of hiding seam
lines and fitting pieces together in invisible ways (look at the seam connecting
the elephant’s face and trunk, for example). We also included scribe lines to the sculpt to give the black linework added dimension.

On the production side, Bigshot Toyworks did an incredible job managing this
complex figure. With Road Trip they have produced a statue of the highest
quality, as beautiful as can be, arriving safe and sound despite many challenges
along the way. Nobody does it better. I hope you enjoy Road Trip, I really went for it, pulled out all the stops and am pleased as punch! Now it’s up to you to decide where these travellers came from
and where they’re headed. See ya down the road,

-Joe Ledbetter

WHEN: May 10th, 9am Pacific time. Limited edition of 100 pieces.


PRICE: $450 USD Free shipping worldwide.

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