Mauro Hernandez

  Three Time Art Party Participant • Art party supporter
The Gypsy (detail)


Artist’s Website


Artist’s Statement

It’s always the same questions, when we’re out and about on the bikes:

“Did you make that?”

“Is that a wood bike?”

and “WTF?”, amongst others…

However, the one question from every conversation is:

“Why? Why a wood bike?”

To this we simply reply:

“Why not?”

The wood bicycle was a collaborative adventure amongst friends. One of us said, “What if?” and here we are today.


Our protocol was rudamentary in design. And what it lacked in design led to the skillful engineering of a novel idea.


The first complete bicycle was the Defender. From front end to back, this bike was a work of art and faintly resembles the original protocol.


About the Artist

We are Masterworks Wood & Design. An old world custom woodshop, specializing in antique replicas, furniture fabrication, architectural details, and custom millworks.


We are Bill Holloway and Mauro Hernandez, master woodworkers and wood artists.