Paper-cut artist Anita Bowerman from Harrogate has been revealed as the official artist for the first ever Tour de Yorkshire.
She earned global recognition last year after creating a metre-high paper cut map showing the Grand Départ for the Tour de France.
The original is on display in her studio The Dove Tree in Harrogate, and features all the landmarks, attractions, countryside, historical details and even the tiny cyclists wearing their jerseys.
Now, Anita has created a special design for May's inaugural Tour de Yorkshire, featuring 12 cyclists racing around a bike wheel. It has been designed using just a pencil and compass and then hand cut from one piece of paper using just a tiny scalpel.
I wanted to take the design further so, together with my brother who is an engineer, developed this cycle wheel in stainless steel, which glints in the sunlight.
It’s great to have Anita on board as an official artist. Her work is wonderfully intricate and unique, and it’s a real thrill to see a piece of Anita’s work capture the essence of the Tour de Yorkshire in art form.