Three-Way Bicycle

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    Photo: Dan Jurgens
c. 1985
Bicycle wheels, metal machine parts, and electrical wiring
71.5 x 47 x 22 inches
Collection of
Souls Grown Deep Foundation

Three-Way Bicycle, a piece made shortly after a disabling injury, describes an important decision Lucas faced about his future: "When I come to the crossroads I got three choices about which way to go. I think a lot on it, 'cause if I make the wrong one, I can't go back." The bicycle has three front wheels, each straining to go in its own direction. Lucas saw his choices as follows: to make art full time, to move to a neighboring county and become a farmer, or to retire from work and draw disability payments.