The Babes Ride Out Artist series showcases the art of talented people in our community. Each piece is donated to the Moto F.A.M. X Babes Ride Out raffle. Moto F.A.M. is a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping riders facing life changing injuries after a serious motorcycle accident. Meet Caroline Brothers @_hennaluna ! She has hand painted an Biltwell helmet for BRO East Coast 3 raffle. Read on to get to know more about Caroline!
Where are you from originally?
Where do you live now?
I moved back to Denver five years ago after bouncing between mountain life in Breckenridge, Co. and island life in Maui, HI. After living in the mountains my whole life I thought I was born to be an island girl, I was wrong. Mountains are life.
What first got you into art?
My mom pulled me out of public school when I was in 2nd grade due to an excessive amount of doodling and daydreaming, and placed me in a Waldorf school. Which is basically Hogwarts for Art. I will forever live in that brain. Both of my parents were high school teachers/administrators, I am forever thankful they fostered a creative environment for me when it is so not their own.
How would you describe your style?
Id say my style varies between various henna styles from all over the world to vintage floral. Florals are more my main focus.
What inspires you? Have any artists in particular been an influence on you?
I am most inspired by strong, fearless and unapologetic women. SO MANY out there. Not so much my influence but the women who inspire me most are Rachel Patton aka @blackity_black_black, Lauren Napolitano aka @peptalks and Tati Compton. Each of these women are art power houses and are relentlessly authentic. To be create your own style of art gets blurred with the amount of “inspo” thrown at us daily through social media. These ladies are true to themselves and true to their art. The tattoo community is an old school boys club, I am inspired by the women who are changing that. It’s needed in so many industries.
What is your favorite medium?
I really love all mediums but if i had to choose watercolor and india ink are my two go to’s.
When did you first hear about Babes Ride Out?
A couple years ago. I have some lady friends who ride motos and joined you all in Joshua Tree.
What is your connection to the motorcycle community?
My lady rides a Harley, went to babes in Joshua Tree, and has a great crew of moto babes she rides with. Through her, I’ve experienced what an inclusive and inspiring community lives within the women’s motorcycle world. It’s amazing to look at something that could be so intimidating with these big, loud machines, with strong, confident women riding them, but is actually a supportive and collaborative group of women. It’s great to see women supporting each other to learn to ride, ride more, to start business’, and just to show up together. If more communities had more women supporting women and men supporting that community, the world would be a better place. Although I do not ride myself, I love the connection I have gained to the community and the road from riding on the back. Maybe one day I’ll have the desire to learn, but for now I’m happy as is and I know that if I do, I’ll have my girlfriend and a whole community of women cheering me on.
Do you ride? If so, what do you ride?
I ride on the back of my girlfriends Harley XL Forty Eight. The bikes name is Svetlana. Svetty likes long, fast rides that lead to nowhere.
If you were a motorcycle what kind would you be?
Svetlana lol. Refer to the previous question.
What will you be contributing to this years raffle?
The babes had me paint a helmet. Turns out now all I want to do is paint helmets.
Tell us about what inspired you to create it?
I wanted to create a piece of work that could suite anyone. Flowers are timeless, classic, and strong as fuck. Much like a motorcycle.
Photos by @chandler_kim