‘Double-take’ view that shows the front a bit better. “Combined Sewer Overflow” would be a great name for a band, by the way. So is this an Art Car? PSA? Let’s hear some trash talk in the comments!
Hopefully it’s a beyond salvage rusty shell .
Wasting wire wheels is a sin .
Sadly, the first thing that came to my mind was that they intend for you to use the car itself as a garbage can… which is probably what’s going to happen since it’s sitting in the open at a street corner.
I was thinking the exact same thing!
A non-op art car is just sculpture, so, reading it as pure art I would say that its message is a sad one. The use of an abandoned car as a canvass for PSA art has negative connotations; as if the ideas have stalled. The dangling and bumperless peace sign reads as vulnerable; an afterthought. Then there is the rainbow with the confused spectrum which echos the broken 60s symbol on the rear quarter panel. The rainbow, as some may recall, is the original peace sign, used to signify peace between God and man in the book of Genesis. That the rainbow here is out of sequence and off color seems to suggest uncertainty or perhaps that divine abandonment has lead to a breakdown of order.
The focus of the piece, “Put litter in its Place,” suggests the open top car is itself a trash receptacle. This would be the most successful aspect of the sculpture, suggesting rebirth, as the car was an unwanted castaway.
Possible bonus points for suggesting wire waste bins with the wheels.
(Or it may be that the thing was painted by children.)
If it were mine to title the plaque would read Hope Against Hope.
That’s profound, man.
You wrote a good post right there.
Aside, from the dents, it looks to be in okay shape… Other than the MIA bumpers.
Who knows, it probably runs good.
Hey, it got there somehow. 🙂
Keep America CLEAN, Baby!
You can see some of the rot on the lower body, beneath the green paint, so it might have been unsalvageable. I do like the idea of this being a school project. It’s a little sad to see this MGB in this shape, but at least it’s got a cheerful vibe and beat the crusher. For now.
Terrible thing to do to an MG.
Think of the starving B-deprived children all over the world
Could it be a runner? In some parts of Mexico, car owners deflate the tires on their prizes so they can’t easily be stolen when not in use for a few days….
This car *is* in a not-so-good part of Peoria, IL… but no, I doubt it’s a runner.
Well this car may be in a bad part of town, but given the fact that the crosswalk signs are new makes me ponder.
There`s the pink flamingo that was stolen from my yard!
I guess the bumpers are missing whilst someone changes them from big black rubber to elegant slender chrome.
Possibly. Or possibly not.
The pink flamingo indicates that at least someone in this neighborhood has class.
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