Grasshopper paper mache art bike by artist Katrina Brees and the Krewe of Kolossos


Species: Louisiana Lubber Grasshopper (Romalea guttata)

Debut: Halloween, 2012

Art Bike Biography:  Inspired by Louisiana’s giant grasshoppers, Satchmo was named after New Orleans music legend Louis Armstrong.  The grasshopper is constructed using repurposed materials including foam, hard hats (eyes), papier mache and plumbing pipes.

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