Art Car is a
portrait of Scatha, metaphorically, on Scatha using my Formal Impressionist style. Which
is to say I used
inspiration from her two roles as a weekend canyon carver and
track car to cover
her in a diptych of two separate, abstracted landscapes.
driver's side is a stylized view of Hwy 154 overlooking Santa
Barbara at sunset and the passenger side is Willow Springs
International Raceway at dawn. The skies of the two
and blend on
the hood, roof and decklid. This creates a yin-yang shape with the
"dots" being the M symbol on the hood and a helmet/moon on the
of the nature of race car visuals, it is necessary to have some
"sponsor stickers" painted into the passenger side of the car,
along with the car's number.
These sponsors are not truly sponsors, as none have paid to be on the
car or even knew that the project existed, but are companies that
contributed significantly to Scatha's development. The number "400" is
Scatha's production number.
Other design elements, that are covered to a
on the "In Detail" page, include BMW M stripes and logos,
Interlagos blue and white tail, the Cold Springs Bridge, the Budweiser
Balcony, engine cover and supercharger abstracts, the city of
Santa Barbara, and unique treatments of the side markers.
My desire for this project, as in all my
automotive paintings, is to
hopefully impart an interest to the art and automotive circles that
they need not be mutually exclusive, which is too often the case.