Saturday, February 16, 2013

When artwork takes to the road

Scooby lights the way
Toronto, ON
December 2012
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I've long contended that cars can be pieces of art. Once you get past the mathematics of minimizing efficiency-robbing aerodynamic drag, there's more than enough artistic room left over for stylists to have a field day.

And even if they don't, the opportunity rests with the observer to find the loveliness in it. Because beauty truly is in the eye of the beholder, and even older vehicles designed long before efficiency was part of our vocabulary have their own kind of beauty. It's just waiting for us to discover.

On a frigid December morning when I looked into the eye of  this scarily fast Subaru Impreza WRX, I caught a glimpse of that innate loveliness, and that little voice in my photographer's head said this was a perspective I didn't want to forget.

I seriously need to hang out in car lots more often.

Your turn: How can we explain society's interest in cars?


Cloudia said...

I agree. big art objects....

ALOHA from Honolulu
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dean said...

How to explain? Power, prestige, freedom. :)