Give Me Fifty or More

24 Jul

Creativity is awesome.  Creativity can play out in all sorts of ways. As I spend a little time on the internet each morning, I often come across images and information about odd creativity. Most times that is the type of creativity that lends to having questions and amazement associated with it.  How do artists get inspired or even complete the work that is imagined in their minds?

As a “Two-Cent Tuesday” post topic today, I consider those unexpected finds on the internet to be low-cost creative finds. Today, you can even go to places where there is free-Wi-Fi or free internet connections and search-away for free.

Finding information on the internet about artists and their art in particular, can inspire us, inform us and enlighten us.  They can give us a reason or a topic for discussion and a chance to “add our own two-cent opinion” about their work.

Club Creative Studio is happy to share this creative “invention” that I first came across through my online Twitter account: ClubCreativeArt.  The creation of this double-decker bus was made to be able to do “push-ups”.  It is the brain-child of Czech artist, David Cerny.

As inspiration, David Cerny in celebration of the 1012 Olympics, has used London’s symbolic red, double-decker bus as a starting point and focal point to his artful creation.  He magically turned it into a mechanical ‘athlete’ capable of doing push-ups.  That’s right!

The first thing to come to my mind was the phrase: “Give Me Fifty” as in doing fifty push-ups on the spot but, I am sure that at this point there is only ONE of this kind of vehicle.

His creation is entitled the “London Booster”.  The electrical engine powers the vehicle’s two muscular “arms” moving up and down like the motion of doing a push-up suggests.  The bus performs the push-up motion off the ground.

Although you are not able to hear in the video clip, apparently the bus also plays sound recordings of grunts and moans to simulate ‘tough physical efforts’ of doing actual push-ups!

Want to see this creation in person? The London Booster will be performing push-ups outside the Czech Olympic House in Islington, where the artist hopes it will inspire his fellow countrymen to win medals during the London Olympics. It sure motivates me to be stronger!

I hope you are able to search a low-cost method like use of the internet to find ideas and information on creativity and the people who create it. It is a source for inspiration.

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2 Responses to “Give Me Fifty or More”

  1. clubcreativestudio July 24, 2012 at 11:15 PM #

    It does sound like an open door for creativity for sure. I’ll think about creating something and sending it in for display. Would you be interested in being my Point of Contact for the package in the mail if I send something in, Laura?

  2. Laura Voss July 24, 2012 at 4:11 PM #

    This is so cool. The Car ART Show on Nov 10th is all about the out-of-th-box thinking.
    We hope to have windshields entered in the contest or bumpers all with creativity added with something glued on or painted. Cardboard cars, a bicycle wheel turned into a clock, painted vehicles or parts of vehicles, drawings or photography, lawnmowers turned into bath tubs, a kiddy vehicle turned into a cat or something — and all kid friendly.

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