07/10/2013 10:45 am ET

Jonathan Brand on the ImageBlog

Fallen, 2007
Medium density fiberboard, wood glue, hardwood dowels
54 x 38.5 x 19.5 inches
Using a device based on a drawing pantograph (Battle Axe), I made a wooden copy of my childhood BMX (From Memory) by physically tracing the original bike, piece by piece. A router copies my hand's movements, carving a reduced version in MDF as I trace the original.