a report on Car Art
ARTCARFEST IS SEPTEMBER 2002 Below you'll see a few pictures from
WestFest '97 which happened at the SOMAR GALLERY in San Francisco. Go to
the official Artcars
web site for more photos.
Cheri Brugman of Portland, Oregon drove
her car down to San Francisco to participate in the exhibition. She first
began drawing on her car in 1993, leaving enough "white space" to make
it aesthetically pleasing. She added the flying saucer, made from a snow
disk and then continued to use her car to express her fascination with
western/cowboy themes. The lyric quote on the back of her car (click the
thumbnail) is from the Nirvana song, "Pennyroyal Tea." Like most car artists,
Cheri uses the dashboard as a "canvas" as well and considers her car to
still be a work in progress. Ideally, Cheri's car is a vehicle to communicate
to people what the owner is like using the doll parts, army men, bats and
to say who rather than what actually drives the car.
This contraption was also able to make
frozen Margharitas by somehow attaching the blender to the engine and revving
Yes, that's Yoda in this lovely convertible.
This van had several sticker vending
machines. There's a Volkswagon bug on the top. Sorry, no photo posted.
Anyway, the stickers say, "Frozen bug not recommended," depicting little
frozen bug ice cubes. If I hadn't been so in a hurry to vandalize something,
you'd see a picture of them.
More Car Art Photos will be added
soon. If you have a photo of an artsy car, send it to Wednesday's