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Gospel Bike, #1,776
Enamel on bicycle
37 x 52 x 26 1/2 inches
Norfolk Southern Collection of Self-Taught Art
On View - Stent Family Wing, Skyway Level, Gallery 408
After Finster retired his bicycle repair tools and memorialized them in a section of the Garden’s sidewalk, his bicycle lingered as a reminder of the trade Finster practiced before being called to make “sacred art.” Gospel Bike became a rolling sermon—Finster’s perfect vehicle for carrying the Word. Celestial towers, tiny angels, names, and scriptures fill every space, with a portrait of Jesus protecting the seat and a serpent riding on the wheel guard.