Transforming the VW into the Wolfman Car
Introducing the Wolfman Car
The Wolfman is a hybrid creature of my imagination; part man, part animal, it is a composite figure intended to remind us all of our frequently forgotten connection to the natural world. It is a recurring motif in virtually all of my work, from paintings and sculpture to decorated clothing and now a new art car. It is my signature both literally and figuratively, appearing as a digital drawing on my photographs. I have affixed the image of the Wolfman all over my Volkswagen with a silver reflective material cut by hand. Although they may appear machine made it is my own hands that make each and every of the hundreds of cut-outs on the car, paying tribute to the symbol of the Wolfman as a link between the world of man and nature.
The act of attaching the cut-outs to the car is a form of performance artwork alongside the car itself. On the bottom left you can see me in the process of placing the Wolfmen on the car and on the top, the car in its near-complete state. As you can see it was well into the evening by the time I was just about finished! Nonetheless the piece is a constant work in progress as a performance, for the car is itself an object I use every day. A fitting juxtaposition alongside the wild-hearted Wolfman!
The Wolfman Car can now join the first art car I made back in the 80's as a performance piece which has become a major attraction in the East Village (see it here). Look for both cars on the street if you're in the neighborhood!