Art Cars

VOLKSWAGNER CAR

A German car painted and sculpted with a grand Germanic theme:  Wagner’s Ring opera cycle

Rear

A banner announces in German a dedication to the composer.  Below, in the depths of the mighty river Rhine,  three Rhinemaidens – Woglinde, Wellgunde, and Flosshilde – guard the Rhinegold.  In the waters the gold is pristine ore, but soon to be seized and fashioned into a ring, it will confer on the wearer measureless power.

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 Front Hood

 The hoard of Rhinegold, once made into a magical ring and helmet,  has been paid to the giants Fafnir and Fasolt.  Here, Fafnir has killed Fasolt, and, using the ring, has turned himself into a dragon to guard the gold.

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Passenger Door

The Valkyries, daughters of Wotan, chief of the Teutonic gods, gather fallen heroes from fields of battle and bear them aloft to Valhalla, fortress of the gods.

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Driver’s Door

Wotan has condemned the Valkyrie Brunnhilde to an enchanted sleep atop a mountain crag.  At his command, Loge, the god of fire, surrounds the rock with flames.

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Interior

Wotan has immured himself in Valhalla in the company of heroes.  He hears of the world only from his two far-flying ravens.  Presiding are those watchful emissaries from the brooding god Wotan.

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ROLLING SURF CAR

Painted all over with seascapes.

In its element
In its element
MGdash
Redesigned dashboard painted with wave .
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Navy blue interior
Breaker on  door
Breaker on door
Ocean swell on trunk
Ocean swell on trunk

Sculpted mermaids, mounted just behind the headlights,  hold rear-view mirrors.

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mermaid sculpture in progress
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Finished mermaid
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Mermaid bracket pair
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Mermaid closeup

Aspirational plans for future development are discussed in a series of posts on this site, titled “Enhancing the ‘Rolling Surf’ Art Car” (tagged “seascapes”)

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