Pedaling the bike powers a generator that powers lights that change colors and shine into a parachute. A copy of the well known self help book with the same title as the piece is hung from the handle bars.
Excerpt from an Interview on Chicago Art Review
"Humor connects us, and it allows us to relate with one another. Its a tool that makes discussing difficult topics easier. All of the work in this show was inspired by the genuine sentiment that if I stop laughing, even for just a moment, I will surely start crying.
On one level, my bike piece is just a funny and elaborate pun on the title of a cliche self-help book. But creating a sculpture about pedaling a bike while never getting anywhere also provided me a metaphorical outlet to cope with my own frustrating, depressing, indulgent, and seemingly never-ending existential crisis."