Micayla Gatto at the Intersection Between Art and Mountain Biking - Video

Sep 6, 2017
by Lacy Kemp  

When we're younger we're all given the motivation to dream to be anything in the world. We think of things like a doctor, astronaut, veterinarian or movie star. We are told we can be whatever we want to be if we just put our minds to it. For Micayla Gatto, being one thing wasn't ever enough. She wanted to be an athlete, but she was coming into her own as a talented artist. Melding the two has become her passion, and finding the intersection of art and sport has become a lifestyle. Last year we were given the opportunity to create a story surrounding Micayla's talents. We dreamt of alpine descents at sunrise and golden-hued sunset. Our little dream became a crazy reality when we added in the notion to animate Micayla into her artwork and get really creative with color. The result is Intersection.

Breaking the mold has become the latest talent of Micayla's. We hope you enjoy Intersection as much as we enjoyed its creation.

Wrapping up the final shot of Intersection.

bigquotesNo one ever said you could be more than one thing and that you could be good at more than one thing. I thought you had to choose.Micayla Gatto

Micayla blasts into the late afternoon sun rays.
Micayla descends down from Reco Peak at sunrise.

Micayla draws a piece for the lodge at Retallack


Artist/Athlete: Micayla Gatto
Directed and Produced: Lacy Kemp
Filming: Garret Van Swearingen and Dylan Siggers
Edited by: Scotty Carlson
Executive Producer: Scott Hart
Photos: Dylan Siggers and Garret Van Swearingen


42 Comments

  • + 77
 First "Be Humble." Now this. Can't wait to show this to my 6 year old artist daughter. She isn't into bikes, always says that's "daddy's thing" and art is hers, but I want her to know she can be an artist, biker, veterinarian, mother, whatever all at the same time. It also lit a fire under my ass to get back to my own art. Thank you Micayla and crew!
  • + 4
 THIS! Micayla, this is soooo good stuff.
  • + 37
 That Micayla Gatto is so hot right now! ~ Derek Zoolander
  • + 3
 Except Mugatu would say that
  • + 2
 -Mugatu
  • + 21
 This is rad and super inspiring--thanks Micayla--and in case it's of any interest, that last photo made me realize that I'd buy the HELL out of a Micayla Gatto MTB coloring book!
  • + 1
 What she/he said!!
  • + 9
 In a related story, check out sketchytrails on instagram.
  • + 9
 I want whatever she's taking...
  • + 10
 Shrooms.
  • + 5
 Mind blown....as expected micayla throws down, and also lucky enough to have seen her really cool art , I am blown away by really creative integration of her art into the shr-eddit
  • + 5
 Whoa. I thought she was just an inspiring rider...

that art is next level tho...combined with bikes = perfection!!!

Better get my head out of my ass and off pinkbike and ride/draw more Blank Stare
  • + 7
 God damn that was well done! I really enjoyed that, the animation was really cool.
  • + 7
 Way to go Micayla and Lacy! That was wicked.
  • + 6
 Micayla you're killing it. Keep doing it #ferdagirls
  • + 3
 Love this -- any and all intersections of art and the human body's incredible athletic potential... so much rich synesthesia saturating the senses... Go Micayla!
  • + 5
 Wow. She awesome. And a killer rider!!! That style was on point.
  • + 2
 It's so great to see art mixed with MTB... I def get jealous of the vibrant bike commuter and skate cultures where art is central.
  • + 2
 I agree with this statement whole heartedly. I really would love to see that side of mtb grow.
  • + 2
 "Honestly when I ride...I feel like I'm dancing" In your case everyone should be watching, as for some of us "like nobodies watching" YeHah!!!
  • + 3
 first comment! woohoo great story, amazing video...i need to get to retallack
  • + 3
 in a few years you gonna get augmented reality filters like that...
  • + 2
 Radicals!! That was one the best videos. The girl is absolutely slaying it!
  • + 2
 Great Art, great riding, and props to Juicy Studios for the awesome edit and animation! So much talent!
  • + 3
 So dope! Micayla, you are creating something I want to be a part of!
  • + 2
 Well that was f&#king epic!!
  • + 2
 Well done! Thanks for being inspiring. Smile
  • + 2
 Yeah okay... Micayla, pretty cool if I must say so myself!
  • + 2
 Wow, that was a trip! Absolutely incredible, well done!
  • + 2
 THIS edit is a piece of art
  • + 2
 That is very cool. Thanks Micayla.
  • + 2
 The wings with the jump were awesome.
  • + 1
 amazing woman, amazing video, amazing energy!! keep on going girls!
  • + 1
 Great feel good edit by an amazing rider and talented artist.
  • + 1
 Micayla, you're mind blowing this Summer
  • + 1
 So good!
  • + 1
 So cool!
  • + 1
 one word (Retallack)
  • + 1
 great stuff more please
  • + 1
 Fab
  • + 1
 Fantastic!
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