Car Art

Went to the Car Art museum today. A quaint place, with some really cool exhibits.

The building looks like a castle from a fantasy where the evil queen hatches her plan to kill the silly young princess.

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The metal-head ghost rider who never stopped smoking.

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Faith by David Best

1984 Chevy Camaro, Cape Buffalo head, ceramics, metal, glass, plastic, plastic toys

Cape Buffalo is one the most unpredictable and hence a dangerous animal (lesser than human but more than say a bunny.)

Having a buffalo head on the front, gives the car a raw edge and power. The car is adorned with ceramics – including cups and saucer, plates etc, toys, beads and mirrors – probably for irony and sarcasm. I’m sure there is a hint of human essence as well.

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Another installation by David Best – Milan Car on a Cadillac

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Its got a really long tail, with mirrors, crockery and skulls.

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The steering wheel to the highway to hell!

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Exhaust-ed

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Bad-ass

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Hope is another artifact by David Best – a schooner made to model, with the flag of faith instead of any country.

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The shadow play was quite interesting. The different orbs with lights inside which goes on and off apparently randomly,  creating momentary transient shadows.

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More information on Art Car Museum here.

There is an Art Cart Parade in Houston on 11th May. More info on that here.

More on David Best here

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